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Philip W. Anderson
  • Name: Philip W. Anderson
  • Born: 12/13/1923
  • Died: 03/29/2020 (96 years old)
  • Known for: Anderson localization, Anderson Hamiltonian, Anderson orthogonality theorem, Anderson's theorem, Kramers–Anderson superexchange, RVB theory, Many body localization, Higgs Mechanism, Quantum spin liquid, Spin glass, Polar metal

Philip Warren Anderson (December 13, 1923 – March 29, 2020) was an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate. Anderson made contributions to the theories of localization, antiferromagnetism, symmetry breaking (including a paper in 1962 discussing symmetry breaking in particle physics, leading to the development of the Standard Model around 10 years later), and high-temperature superconductivity, and to the philosophy of science through his writings on emergent phenomena.

School: Harvard University, United States Naval Research Laboratory

Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.

Death Place: Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.

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