Math in the news: Yesterday David Thouless, Duncan Haldane, and J. Michael Kosterlitz received the #NobelPrize in #physics for their work on theoretical discoveries in exotic states of matter, which were based on the #mathematics of topology. Read more about their work in Science News Magazine: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/nobel-awarded-using-math-shapes-explain-exotic-matter
Bagels and pretzels have a lot in common with the physics of certain materials: The snacks illustrated the mathematics behind theoretical descriptions of exotic states of matter, work which won the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics on October 4. David Thouless of the University of Washington in Seattle, J. Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University and Duncan Haldane of Princeton University received the prize for their research, which predicted new types o...
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