Physicist alive today who you believe deserve a nobel prize

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Are there any physicist alive today who you believe should have a nobel prize already?
 

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Freeman Dyson. For common sense.
 
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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.
 
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Edward Whitten
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Edward Witten may be the first posthumous nobel prize winner, if string theory ends up being experimentally verified in another century or so.
 
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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.
 
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Jeff Bridges
 

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