Theorists who developed math that explains strange behaviors are honored.
A topologist is a person who cannot tell the difference between a coffee mug and a donut—so goes a joke about a little-known scientific field crowned Tuesday with a Nobel Physics Prize.
Winners probed superconductors and superfluids, launching the ongoing hunt for strange phases of matter
One half of the prize went to David J Thouless; the other half was shared by F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz. They used math to explain the odd behavior of unusual states of matter.
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