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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 »

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 »

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 »

An Oxford University professor explains this year's Nobel Prize in Physics in terms a high-school student would ... - Quartz

Add some ice cubes to a pan on the stove. Within minutes, you will have observed the three most common phases of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. But at the extreme of nature's limits, such as close to absolute zero (−273° C), the same matter enters ...and more »

Work on Exotic Matter Wins Physics Nobel - Seeker

British scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for revealing the secrets of exotic matter, the Nobel jury said. "This year's laureates opened the door on an unknown world where matter can ...and more »

The 2016 Nobel Prize in physics, explained in 500 words - Vox

This year's Nobel Prize in physics goes to three men, who, in their work in the 1970s and 1980s, explained the very weird thing that happens to matter when you squish it down to a flat plane, or cool it down to near absolute zero. Half the prize goes ...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. Topology is used to study the properties of objects such as this trefoil knot. Olena Shmahalo/Quanta ...and more »

Theoretical description of exotic phases of matter wins 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics - The Biological SCENE

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics recognizes three scientists “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.” David J. Thouless of the University of Washington, Seattle, will take home half of the ...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 »

UW Professor Emeritus David J. Thouless wins Nobel Prize in physics for exploring exotic states of matter - UW Today

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday that David James Thouless, professor emeritus at the University of Washington, will share the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics with two of his colleagues. David Thouless on May 3, 1995, on his ...and more »