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John Michael Kosterlitz, Nobel Prize in Physics, 2016

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Birthplace: Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Son of Hans Kosterlitz and Johanna (Hannah) Maria Katherina Kosterlitz

Occupation: Condensed matter physicist
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About J. Michael Kosterlitz, Nobel Prize in Physics, 2016

J. Michael Kosterlitz FRS is a British and American Nobel Prize-winner and native of Aberdeen in Scotland. He was born to German Jewish émigrés, the son of the pioneering biochemist Hans Walter Kosterlitz. He received his B.A. and M.A. at Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge University. In 1969 he earned a D.Phil. at Oxford University. After a few postdoctoral positions, including stints at the University of Birmingham, collaborating with David Thouless, and at Cornell University, he was appointed to the faculty of the University of Birmingham in 1974, first as a lecturer and, later, as a reader. Since 1982, he has been professor of physics at Brown University.

He does research in condensed matter theory, one- and two-dimensional physics; in phase transitions: random systems, electron localization, and spin glasses; and in critical dynamics: melting and freezing.

Michael Kosterlitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2016, the Maxwell Medal and Prize from the British Institute of Physics in 1981, and the Lars Onsager Prize from the American Physical Society in 2000, especially, for his work on the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition. Since 1993, he has been a Fellow of the American Physical Society.Professor of Physics, Brown university

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1943
June 22, 1943
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland, United Kingdom
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