British trio win Nobel Prize in Physics-Prelims-2017

  • The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics are shared by British trio of physicists working in US universities. This was announced by the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Tuesday. The prize goes to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz.
  • They all work in the field of condensed matter physics. The three of them discovered totally unexpected behaviours of solid materials – and came up with a mathematical framework (in the field of topology) to explain these weird properties.
  • The discoveries have paved the way for designing new materials with all sorts of novel properties.

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