Laureates

B. Andrei Bernevig

Princeton University

2016 New Horizons Prize in Fundamental Physics

For outstanding contributions to condensed matter physics, especially involving the use of topology to understand new states of matter.

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I would like to thank my family, friends, teachers, colleagues and collaborators for the love, support, education and intellectual companionship they provided throughout my life and career. I also would like to thank and acknowledge my students for the love and dedication they show to physics — their arduous and original work gives me great optimism for the future of our field. Last but not least, I want to thank my experimental colleagues and collaborators — without them, theoretical concepts would remain pies in the sky. Beautiful things happen when experimentalists and theorists come together to hack mother nature.

B. Andrei Bernevig