Strange matter wins physics Nobel


The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three British-born scientists for discoveries about strange forms of matter.
David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz will share the 8m kronor (£727,000) prize.
Their work could result in improved materials for electronics and is already informing one approach to super-fast computing.
They were named at a press conference in Sweden.
The winners join a prestigious list of 200 other Physics laureates recognised since 1901.
The Nobel Committee said the trio’s discoveries had “opened the door on an unknown world”.