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British Trio Win Nobel Physics Prize

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded Tuesday morning to three British scientists for their work in helping unveil the secrets of “exotic matter.” The $931,000 prize was distributed among David Thouless, of the University of Washington; Duncan Haldane, at Princeton University; and Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University. “This year’s laureates opened the door on an unknown world where matter can assume strange states,” the Nobel Foundation said in a statement. “They have used advanced mathematical methods to study unusual phases, or states, of matter, such as superconductors, superfluids or thin magnetic films.”