The Nobel in Physics 2016 went to condensed matter physics, a very cool field, and to three British physicists (one half awarded to David J. Thouless, the other half jointly to F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz)
“for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”.
Congratulations to winners!!
Caption: Phases of matter. The most common phases are gas, liquid and solid matter. However, in extremely high or low temperatures matter assumes other, more exotic states.
- Topological order (Wikipedia)
- Physics Nobel Awarded for Breakthroughs in Exotic States of Matter (Scientific American)
- Nobel Prize Awarded for Quantum Topology at Quanta Magazine
- Why is condensed matter physics interesting? (Inna Vishik’s answer at Quora)
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