David J. Thouless Age, Biography, Facts & More

David James Thouless Profile

Real NameDavid James Thouless
NicknameNot Known
FieldsCondensed Matter Theory
Doctoral AdvisorHans Bethe
Awards/Achievements• In 1973, awarded with the Maxwell Medal & Prize.
• In 1990, awarded with the Wolf Prize.
• In 1993, awarded with the Paul Dirac Medal of the Institute of Physics.
• In 2000, awarded with the Lars Onsager Prize.
• In 2016, awarded with the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 September 1934
Age (as in 2017)83 Years
Birth PlaceBearsden, Scotland
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
NationalityScottish, American
HometownBearsden, Scotland, UK
SchoolWinchester College, England
College/UniversityTrinity Hall, Cambridge, UK
Cornell University, New York, USA
Educational QualificationsPhD from Cornwell University, New York
ReligionNot Known

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Some Lesser Known Facts About David J. Thouless

  • Does David J. Thouless smoke: Not Known
  • Does David J. Thouless drink alcohol: Yes
  • He received his PhD from Cornell University in the year 1950; working on nuclear matter under the guidance of Hans Bethe.
  • Thouless was a Professor of Mathematical Physics at Birmingham University from 1965 to 1978, where he also worked on electron localization and the spin glass.
  • He then became a professor of Physics at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1980.
  • Thouless has contributed vastly to condensed matter theory, especially vortices in superfluids, the quantum Hall effect, and topological quantum numbers. His work further includes the superconductivity phenomena, properties of nuclear matter, and excited collective motions within nuclei.
  • He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, American Physical Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
  • In 2016, Thouless along with two other scientists was awarded the Nobel prize in Physics for revealing the secrets of exotic mattter. Notably, Thouless gets half the prize money, amounting to $4,65,000.
  • Thouless is a professor emeritus at the University of Washington.