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The Nobel Prize in physics explains why a toilet paper roll and a donut are the same

Physics can be baffling for those of us who didn't take it past the basic courses, but there's no argument that the science that aims to explain the world around us is fascinating. This week the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three British scientists: Professor David Thouless from the University of Washington, Professor Duncan Haldane from Princeton, and Professor Michael Kosterlitz from Brown.
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