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Duncan Haldane - Aisenstadt Chair Lecture Series

Frederick Duncan Michael Haldane is a British-born physicist who is currently the Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Physics at Princeton University. He was educated at St Paul's School, London and Christ's College, Cambridge where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree followed by a PhD in 1978 for research supervised by Philip Warren Anderson.

Awards and honour:

  • 1984 - 1988: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow
  • 1986: Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society 
  • 1992: Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Boston)
  • 1993: Awarded the Oliver E. Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society
  • 1996: Elected Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) and Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) 
  • 2001: Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2008: Lorentz Chair
  • 2012: Dirac Medal
  • 2015: Doctor Honoris Causae of the UniversitÚ de Cergy-Pontoise 
  • 2017: Elected as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
  • 2017: Lise Meitner Distinguished Lecturer
  • 2017: Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement 

With David J. Thouless and J. Michael Kosterlitz, Haldane shared the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter".