Awards & Winners

David J. Thouless

Date of Birth 1934
Place of Birth Bearsden
(United Kingdom)
Nationality United States of America, Scotland
Profession Physicist
David James Thouless is a condensed-matter physicist and Wolf Prize winner. Thouless earned his PhD at Cornell University under Hans Bethe. He was a professor of mathematical physics at Birmingham University in the United Kingdom before becoming a professor of physics at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1980. Thouless has made many theoretical contributions to the understanding of extended systems of atoms and electrons, and of nucleons. Areas that his work has impacted include superconductivity phenomena, properties of nuclear matter, and excited collective motions within nuclei. Thouless is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Among his many awards are the Wolf Prize for Physics, the Paul Dirac Medal of the Institute of Physics, and the Lars Onsager Prize of the American Physical Society.

Awards by David J. Thouless

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Wolf Prize in Physics
(For a wide variety of pioneering contributions to our understanding of the organization of complex condensed matter systems, de Gennes especially for his work on macromolecular matter and liquid crystals and Thouless for his on disordered and low-dimensional systems.)