2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

We present this Collection of research, review and comment from Nature Research to celebrate the award of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz — who are recognized "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter". Once an abstract field of mathematics, topology has become a key ingredient in understanding a variety of phenomena in condensed matter physics.

Comment and Review