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John M. Kosterlitz

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Michael Kosterlitz
John Michael Kosterlitz

(1943-06-22) June 22, 1943 (age 81)[1]
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma mater
Known forKosterlitz–Thouless transition
Scientific career
FieldsCondensed matter physics
InstitutionsBrown University
University of Birmingham
ThesisProblems in strong interaction physics (1969)
Academic advisorsDavid Thouless (postdoc)

John Michael Kosterlitz (born June 22, 1943) is a British-American physicist. He is a professor of physics at Brown University[4] and the son of biochemist Hans Kosterlitz. He was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics along with David Thouless and Duncan Haldane for work on condensed matter physics.[2]

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  1. "J. Michael Kosterlitz - Facts". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2016-11-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gibney, Elizabeth; Castelvecchi, Davide (2016). "Physics of 2D exotic matter wins Nobel: British-born theorists recognized for work on topological phases". Nature. 538 (7623). London: Springer Nature: 18. Bibcode:2016Natur.538...18G. doi:10.1038/nature.2016.20722. PMID 27708331. S2CID 4451184.
  3. "Lars Onsager recipient 2000, John Michael Kosterlitz Brown University". aps.org. American Physical Society.
  4. "Kosterlitz Research profile at Brown University". brown.edu. Brown University.