Nobel prize in physics 2016 winners

The 2016 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to David Thouless (British and American), Duncan Haldane (British), and Michael Kosterlitz (British and American) “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”.

The pronunciations of their names in English are as follows:

  • David James Thouless DAY-vid JAYMZ THOW-less [ˈdeɪ̯v.ᵻd ˈʤeɪ̯mz ˈθaʊ̯.lɛs, -ˈθaʊ̯l.ᵻs]
  • Frederick Duncan Michael Haldane FRED(-ə)-rik DUNK-ən MY-k(ə)l HAWL-dayn [ˈfɹɛdɹ.ɪk ˈdʌŋk.ən ˈmaɪ̯k.əl ˈhɔːld.eɪ̯n, ˈfɹɛd.əɹ.ɪk-]
  • John Michael Kosterlitz JON MY-k(ə)l KOST-ər-lits [ˈʤɒn ˈmaɪ̯k.əl ˈkɒst.əɹ.lɪts]

 

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