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2012-12-24 15:14:47

Forget solid, liquid, and gas: there are in fact more than 500 phases of matter. In a major paper in today's issue of Science, Perimeter Faculty member Xiao-Gang Wen reveals a modern reclassification of all of them. Condensed matter physics — the branch of physics responsible for discovering and describing most of these phases — has traditionally classified phases by the way their fundamental building blocks — usually atoms — are arranged. The key is something...

2008-10-09 00:00:19

By The Associated Press Two Japanese scientists and an American have won the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics for theoretical advances that help explain the behavior of the smallest particles of matter.The American, Yoichiro Nambu, 87, of the University of Chicago, won half the $1.4 million prize for work he did nearly a half-century ago.Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa, of Japan, shared the other half for a 1972 theory that forecast the later discovery of a new family of subatomic...

2008-10-08 06:00:18

By Dan Vergano Insights into the peculiarities of the smallest subatomic particles and the existence of the universe have netted one American and two Japanese theorists the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded half of the $1.4 million prize Tuesday to Yoichiro Nambu, 87, of the University of Chicago and the remainder to Makoto Kobayashi, 64, of Japan's High Energy Accelerator Research Organization and Toshihide Maskawa, 68, of Kyoto University....

2008-10-08 00:00:18

World in brief STOCKHOLM The award of the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics to two Japanese scientists and a Japanese American for helping explain why the universe is asymmetrical, and thus fit for life, prompted an angry response from Italy's National Institute of Nuclear Physics yesterday. Half the 10m kroner (800,000) prize went to Yoichiro Nambu and the other to Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa of Japan for their discoveries in spontaneous broken symmetry in sub- atomic physics....

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2008-10-07 14:00:00

Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American have been awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics for their work with subatomic particles which provided new insights into the nature of matter. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the winners - Yoichiro Nambu, Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa "“ on Tuesday. American Yoichiro Nambu, 87, of the University of Chicago, won half of the prize for the discovery of a mechanism called spontaneous broken symmetry in...


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