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Nobel Prizes in Physics

Every year Nature Physics celebrates the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Here is an ongoing list of the winners and their amazing achievements.

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  • Nature Physics | Editorial

    The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”.

  • Nature Physics | Research Highlights

    The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass".

    • Andrea Taroni
  • Nature Physics | Research Highlights

    The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources."

    • Joerg Heber
  • Nature Physics | Research Highlights

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 has been awarded to François Englert and Peter Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider".

    • Alison Wright
  • Nature Physics | Research Highlights

    The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems".

    • Iulia Georgescu
  • Nature Physics | Research Highlights

    The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess, "for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae".

    • Alison Wright