Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Former Queen's Physics Prof. shares 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics!

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was shared between David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz for their use of advanced mathematical methods to study unusual phases, or states, of matter, such as superconductors, superfluids or thin magnetic films. David Thouless is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Washington. However he was a Professor in the Department of Physics here at Queen's in 1977/78, where he worked on a variety of problems in theoretical condensed matter physics and collaborated with experimentalists and theorists in the Department. Given that the 2015 Nobel Prize was awarded to Art McDonald, this is the second year in a row that someone who has been a member of the Physics Department here at Queen's has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics!

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