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Physicist alive today who you believe deserve a nobel prize

  1. Feb 16, 2012 #1
    Are there any physicist alive today who you believe should have a nobel prize already?
     
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  3. Feb 16, 2012 #2
    Stephan Hawking.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2012 #3
    Why? His ideas have never been proven experimentally.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2012 #4

    jim hardy

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    Freeman Dyson. For common sense.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2012 #5

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  8. Feb 17, 2012 #7
    Is there some where I can read more on Lene Hau's work? I'm trying to google but not coming up with something that seems detailed.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2012 #8

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  10. Feb 17, 2012 #9
    Edward Whitten
     
  11. Feb 17, 2012 #10

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    First: Sir Michael Berry, maybe together with Aharonov.

    Second, although I am not sure he really earns it, I am quite sure Laurens Molenkamp will become a candidate in the long run for his stuff on topological insulators.
     
  12. Feb 17, 2012 #11
    Do you have to be human to win? I nominate Ed Whitten. Not so much for physics, but for peace. Most people I think who attempt to read his work find peace.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2012 #12

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    We've had several threads about her work a couple of years ago.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5uF1qx7mT0&feature=related



    http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2001/01.24/01-stoplight.html [Broken]
     
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  14. Feb 18, 2012 #13
    Edward Witten may be the first posthumous nobel prize winner, if string theory ends up being experimentally verified in another century or so.
     
  15. Feb 18, 2012 #14
    Didn't Ed Whitten say to find strings look up into the sky for a primordial string? (paraphraseish)

    Ed Whitten is still a young man. Hope he takes the prize.
     
  16. Feb 18, 2012 #15

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