STOCKHOLM Oct 4 British-born scientists David
Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won the 2016
Nobel Prize for Physics for studies of unusual states of matter
such as in superconductors, the award-giving body said on
"Thanks to their pioneering work, the hunt is now on for new
and exotic phases of matter," the Royal Swedish Academy of
Sciences said in a statement awarding the 8 million Swedish
crown ($937,000) prize.
"Many people are hopeful of future applications in both
materials science and electronics."
Thouless was awarded half the prize with the other half
divided between Haldane and Kosterlitz.
Physics is the second of this year's crop of Nobels and
comes after Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the prize for
medicine on Monday.
($1 = 8.5364 Swedish crowns)
(Reporting by Anna Ringstrom, Bjorn Rundstrom, and Johan
Ahlander; Writing by Niklas Pollard)