B. Andrei Bernevig

Princeton University

2016 New Horizons in Physics Prize

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


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

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