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Premature burial, show business and the Nobel prize - Nature.com

As befits someone who made his fortune from dynamite, Alfred Nobel was worried about a premature death. The will that set up prizes in his name is most well known for his much discussed — if vague — intention that the awards should recognize work ...and more »

Nobel Prize Awarded for Quantum Topology - Quanta Magazine

Three physicists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for rewriting our understanding of exotic quantum states on the surfaces of materials. 3. Topology is used to study the properties of objects such as this trefoil knot. Olena Shmahalo/Quanta ...and more »

Why 'Exotic Matter' Matters—and Won the Nobel Prize in Physics - TIME

If you're a topologist having breakfast, you're going to have a hard time telling the difference between your doughnut and your coffee mug. And that coffee in the mug might just as well be coffee ice or coffee steam. Understand those two ideas and you ...and more »

A good day for great ideas: Princeton's Haldane wins one for theoretical physics - Princeton University

Applause and cheers erupted from the first-year graduate students in the classroom on the lower level of Princeton's Jadwin Hall as soon as Princeton University physics professor F. Duncan Haldane walked in Tuesday to teach his first class as a Nobel ...and more »

British trio win Nobel prize in physics for work on exotic states of matter - The Guardian

David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz win 2016 Nobel for work that may pave the way for quantum computers and other technologies. Ian Sample and Hannah Devlin. Tue 4 Oct 2016 05.51 EDT Last modified on Tue 28 Nov 2017 08.48 ...and more »

It's been 53 years since a woman won the Nobel Prize in physics. What's the holdup? - Washington Post

Update, Dec. 26, 2016. Vera Rubin died Dec. 25 in Princeton, New Jersey, at age 88. In October, Speaking of Science wrote about why she was overdue for a Nobel Prize. The original post is below. When the winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics were ...and more »

3 Who Studied Unusual States of Matter Win Nobel Prize in Physics - New York Times

Three physicists born in Britain but now working in the United States were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for research into the bizarre properties of matter in extreme states, including superconductors, superfluids and thin magnetic films.and more »

Nobel awarded for using math of shapes to explain exotic matter - Science News

Bagels and pretzels have a lot in common with the physics of certain materials: The snacks illustrated the mathematics behind theoretical descriptions of exotic states of matter, work which won the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics on October 4. David ...and more »

Strange matter wins physics Nobel - BBC News

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three British-born scientists for discoveries about strange forms of matter. David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz will share the 8m kronor (£727,000) prize. Their work could result in ...and more »

Physics of 2D exotic matter wins Nobel - Nature.com

David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for their theoretical explanations of strange states of matter in two-dimensional materials, known as topological phases. The trio's work in the 1970s and ...and more »