J. Michael Kosterlitz

John Michael Kosterlitz (born 22 Juin 1943) is a Scots-born American professor o German-Jewish strynd at Brown Varsity[4] an the son o biochemist Hans Kosterlitz. He wis awairdit the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics alang wi David Thouless an Duncan Haldane for wirk on condensed matter physics.[2]

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Michael Kosterlitz
BornJohn Michael Kosterlitz
(1943-06-22) 22 Juin 1943 (age 77)[1]
Aiberdeen, Scotland
ResidenceProvidence, Rhode Island, U.S.
NaitionalityBreetish, Scots
CitizenshipUnitit States
Alma mater
Kent forKosterlitz–Thouless transeetion
Scientific career
FieldsCondensed matter physics
InstitutionsBrown Varsity
ThesisProblems in strong interaction physics (1969)
Academic advisorsDavid Thouless (postdoc)


  1. "J. Michael Kosterlitz - Facts". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  2. a b Gibney, Elizabeth; Castelvecchi, Davide (2016). "Physics of 2D exotic matter wins Nobel: British-born theorists recognized for work on topological phases". Nature. London: Springer Nature. 538 (7623): 18–18. doi:10.1038/nature.2016.20722.
  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.