ANDERSON, PHILIP A. / Physics / Researchers

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Condensed matter theorist

Retired Professor Emeritus at Princeton University

Research interests

Research in Theoretical Physics, especially Quantum Theory of Condensed Matter, Spectral Line Broadening, Magnetism, Superconductivity, Broken Symmetry, Superfluidity in 3He and Neutron Stars, Transport Theory and Localization, Random Statistical Systems, Prebiotic Evolution.

Prizes and awards

Buckley Prize, 1964; American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1966; National Academy of Science, 1967 (Council 1976--79); Dannie Heinemann Prize (Gottingen), 1975; Nobel Prize (with J.H. van Vleck and N.F. Mott) 1977; Guthrie Medal (Inst. of Phys.) 1978; Royal Society (London) foreign member, 1980; National Medal of Science, 1983; Foreign Associate Accademia Lincei, Rome; D.Sc. (hon) University of Illinois; Foreign Fellow of the Japan Academy of Sciences, 1989; Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Sciences, 1990; American Philosophical Society, 1991; D.Sc. (hon) Rutgers University, 1991; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Foreign member of the Russian Academy of Science, 1994; Honorary Fellow of the Indian National Academy, 1997.


The Theory of Superconductivity
Physica C 185, 11 (1991).

Breaking the Log-Jam in Many-Body Physics: Fermi Surfaces Without Fermi Liquids
Physica Scripta T42, 11 (1992).

Criterion for Validity of Many-Body Perturbation Theory of the Electron Gas
Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1220 (1993).

Experimental Constraints on the Theory of High-Tc Superconductivity
Science 256, 1526 (1992).

Interlayer Tunneling and Gap Anisotropy in High-Temperature Superconductors
with S. Chakravarty, S. Strong and A. Sudbo,
Science 261, 337 (1993).

Book Review: "The Sun, the Genome and the Internet"
by F. Dyson
Submitted to Physics World

Book Review: "More Things in Heaven and Earth: A Celebration of Physics of the Millenium"
Nature, 402 no. 6757, 14, (1999)

Book Review: "The Dappled World", by N. Cartwright
January 2000

The Charge Spin Separated Fermi Fluid in the High Tc Cuprates: A Quantum Protectorate
Submitted to Science (1/18/00)

Spin-charge Separation is the Key to the High Tc Cuprates
Physica C, 341-348, 9-10, November 2000

Stripe Disease
Submitted to LANL preprint library

Giant Enhancement of the Thermal Hall Conductivity \kappaxy in the Superconductor YBa2Cu3O7
with Y. Zhang, N.P. Ong, D.A. Bonn, R. Liang,
and W.N. Hardy

Quantum Theory
The Greatest Inventions of the Past 2,000 Years,
ed. John Brockman (Simon & Schuster, 2000)

Brainwashed by Feynman?
Physics Today, 53, 2, February 2000

Book Review: "Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revoltuion"
Resent-Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001

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