Three British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz who have conducted extensive research in the United States have won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics.
They were awarded the coveted prize for their “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter, that could result in improved materials for electronics or quantum computers.”
Confused? Take a look at this video published on the official YouTube page where Professor Thors Hans Hansson, member of the Nobel Committee for Physics, explains the science behind this year’s Physics Nobel Prize using a cinnamon bun, a bagel and a pretzel.
Member of the Nobel committee for physics explains topology using a cinnamon bun, a bagel and a pretzel https://t.co/gORO04UYam— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 4, 2016
Watch the entire video here. Fast forward to 4:15 if you want to skip the introductions.