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The top 3 "Nobel Prize" awardees are finally revealed. Once again, the winners stirred the academic community by bringing in theoretical explanations for the less-frequented questi...
By Timothy Revell The 2016 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to David Thouless from the University of Washington, Duncan Haldane from Princeton University, and to Michael Kos...
Last Tuesday the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the recipients of this year’s Nobel Prize for physics: half went to David J. Thouless at the University of Washington, ...
Torus Games by Jeff Weeks (iOS, Android, Windows, OS X) If you manage to track down any of the students from when I TAed undergraduate topology (Math 131) at Harvard (probably arou...
Their use of the mathematical field of topology revealed some of the secrets of exotic matter, of practical use in development of electronics and materials science. STOCKHOLM, Swed...
The Nobel Prize in physics went to three physicists who studied matter at the smallest scales and the coldest temperatures, which could lead to new materials and insights into phen...
Updated 5 hours ago How is a doughnut like a coffee cup? The answer helped three British-born scientists win the Nobel prize in physics Tuesday. Their work could help lead to more ...
David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz received the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics for their work on exotic states of matter. They were inspired by the observation tha...
Physics can be baffling for those of us who didn't take it past the basic courses, but there's no doubt that the science that aims to explain the world around us is fascinating. Th...
Last week the Nobel committee selected 2016’s laureates, spotlighting the biggest advances in chemistry, physics and medicine. This year’s honorees snagged prizes for understanding...
Sitting down on your couch could be as contemplative as staring into the depths of the ocean with this coffee table created by the UK studio Duffy London. Called the Abyss Horizon,...
The 2016 Nobel Prize in physics is awarded for discoveries of exotic states of matter known as topological phases that can help explain phenomena such as superconductivity. The pri...
This year’s Nobel Prize in physics goes to three men, who, in their work in the 1970s and 1980s, explained the very weird thing that happens to matter when you squish it down to a ...
It has been two weeks since AMD launched its Ryzen processor line in conjunction with its AM4 platform. The feedback has been mostly positive, save for lower-than-expected gaming p...
On this episode of My Favorite Theorem, Kevin Knudson and I were pleased to talk with Emille Davie Lawrence. She’s a math professor at the University of San Francisco who studies l...
A series of satellite images provides an expected yet still breathtaking look at the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Taken by DigitalGlobe, the primary private provid...
Since the 1970s, U.K.-born physicists David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane, and J. Michael Kosterlitz have been employing mathematical concepts to shed light on the quantum prop...
STOCKHOLM  Three British-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for discoveries about strange states of matter that could result in improved materials ...
How is a doughnut like a coffee cup? The answer helped three British-born scientists win the Nobel prize in physics Tuesday. Their work could help lead to more powerful computers a...
How is a doughnut like a coffee cup? The answer helped three British-born scientists win the Nobel prize in physics Tuesday. Their work could help lead to more powerful computers a...
How is a doughnut like a coffee cup? The answer helped three British-born scientists win the Nobel prize in physics Tuesday. Their work could help lead to more power...
Princeton University professor F. Duncan Haldane, who was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics, addresses the media during a press conference on the campus of Princeton Universi...
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 matt...
The study of "strange states" of matter, which may one day yield ultra-fast and small computers, has earned three British scientists the Nobel Prize in Physics. David Thouless, Dun...
Princeton University professor F. Duncan M. Haldane is one of three men awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Haldane, who has been on the Princeton faculty since 1990, and his fello...