Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz - WSJ

Working separately, the three laureates conceived a new way to understand the topology of materials, as the study of shapes that change in increments is called. At its simplest, a sheet of paper can have many sides, depending upon the topology of its folds. At an atomic level, however, variations in the structural topology of electrons can yield materials with properties unknown among the commonplace solids, fluids and gases of the ordinary world.

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Posted by: dearieme | Oct 4, 2016 1:35:06 PM