Science of 'exotic' states of matter lands Nobel physics prize

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Science of 'exotic' states of matter lands Nobel physics prize

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for their studies of unusual states of matter, which may open up new applications in electronics. "Thanks to their pioneering work, the hunt is now on for new and exotic phases of matter," the academy said in a statement awarding the 8 million Swedish crown ($937,000) prize. "Many people are hopeful of future applications in both materials science and electronics." Thouless was awarded half the prize with the other half divided between Haldane and Kosterlitz.
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