Philip W. Anderson (1923 – 2020)

Bilim Akademisi, Science Academy Turkey  Honorary Member Philip W. Anderson, Nobel Prize Laureate 1977, Joseph Henry Professor of Physics Emeritus at Princeton University, passed away on Sunday March 29 at age 96. A condensed matter theorist, Anderson was a giant of 20th Century physics who shaped the development of condensed matter physics indeed of the whole of physics with his seminal insights based on a deep and broadly comparative grasp of fundamental experimental results and analogues from all areas of physics. He was also a very influential proponent of the concept of emergence, central to the philosophical outlook of contemporary science, which he succinctly expressed in his influential essay “More is Different”. Phil Anderson was a concerned supporter of Bilim Akademisi ( Science Academy, Turkey).

We shall miss him.

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