|undead||Date: Tuesday, 11-October-2016, 11:30 PM | Message # 1|
|By Paul Rincon|
Science editor, BBC News website
(L-R) David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz
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 improved materials for electronics and is already informing one approach to super-fast computing.
They were named at a press conference in Sweden
The winners join a prestigious list of 200 other Physics laureates recognised since 1901.
The Nobel Committee said the trio's discoveries had "opened the door on an unknown world".
Read more/full article/source - http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37486373