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Breakthrough Foundation honors UW researcher studying ‘exotic’ states of matter

Submitted by Shane D Debolt on September 10, 2019 - 9:53am

Lukasz Fidkowski, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Washington, is one of the winners of a 2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize from the Breakthrough Foundation. The prize to early-career scientists, announced Sept. 5, recognizes Fidkowski and his three co-recipients “for incisive contributions to the understanding of topological states of matter and the relationships between them,” according to the citation.

Fidkowski’s area of research is in condensed matter physics. This branch of theoretical physics explores the behavior of systems with many degrees of freedom, such as electrons in crystalline solids.

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