Legendary minds

Duncan Haldane

Duncan Haldane is a British born physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, currently the Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Physics at Princeton University, and a Distinguished Visiting Research Chair at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Haldane’s research career spans five decades, and his discoveries have allowed massive progress to be made in understanding how our world functions.
He has been the recipient of numerous academic honors, the height of which was the awarding of a Nobel Prize in Physics in 2016, for his work on explaining properties of one-dimensional chains of atomic magnets and of two-dimensional semiconductors. This ground-breaking work has paved the way for quantum computers and other technologies.