Thouless, Haldane and Kosterlitz win 2016 Nobel physics prize
Updated: 2016-10-04 18:16
British-born scientist Michael Kosterlitz, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics, poses at Aalto University in Espoo, Finland Oct 4, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]
"Thanks to their pioneering work, the hunt is now on for new and exotic phases of matter," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 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.
Physics is the second of this year's crop of Nobels and comes after Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the prize for medicine on Monday.