Awards & Winners

Anthony James Leggett

Date of Birth 26-March-1938
Place of Birth Camberwell
Nationality United Kingdom, United States of America
Profession Physicist
Sir Anthony James Leggett, KBE, FRS, also Tony Leggett, has been a Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1983. Professor Leggett is widely recognized as a world leader in the theory of low-temperature physics, and his pioneering work on superfluidity was recognized by the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics. He has shaped the theoretical understanding of normal and superfluid helium liquids and strongly coupled superfluids. He set directions for research in the quantum physics of macroscopic dissipative systems and use of condensed systems to test the foundations of quantum mechanics.

Awards by Anthony James Leggett

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Nobel Prize in Physics
(for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids)
Wolf Prize in Physics
(For key insights into the broad range of condensed matter physics: Leggett on superfluidity of the light helium isotope and macroscopic quantum phenomena; and Halperin on two- dimensional melting, disordered systems and strongly interacting electrons.)