NAS Members share in 2016 Nobel Prizes

NAS Member Shares 2016 Nobel in Physics

David J Thouless (© Trinity Hall, Cambridge University; photo by Kiloran Howard)The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 was divided, one-half awarded to National Academy of Sciences member David J. Thouless, the other half jointly to F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.”

 

NAS Member Shares 2016 Nobel in Chemistry

2016 Nobel Prize Recipient for Chemistry and medal.The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 was awarded jointly to National Academy of Sciences member J. Fraser Stoddart, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, and Bernard L. Feringa “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.”

 

NAS Member Shares 2016 Nobel in Economics

The 2016 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded jointly to National Academy of Sciences member Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström “for their contributions to contract theory.”