Professor Michael Kosterlitz shares about his road to success and his feelings of receiving the Nobel Prize.

Michael Kosterlitz教授分享得獎感受和成為出色科學家的點滴。

Date: 24 Jan 2017 (Tuesday)


Physics Nobel Laureate speaks at HKBU distinguished lecture


The Nobel Prize recipient in Physics 2016 Professor J Michael Kosterlitz shared with the HKBU community his scientific breakthroughs and research insights at a distinguished lecture organised by the Department of Physics on 16 January. More than 250 staff, students and alumni from local universities and secondary schools attended the lecture.

Professor Kosterlitz spoke on “Topological Defects and Phase Transitions”, sharing how he, together with the joint recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics Professor David Thouless, discovered the KT theory of transitions driven by topological defects in the two-dimensional world. Professor Kosterlitz encouraged staff and students to explore many more possibilities in research and development.

2016年諾貝爾物理學獎得主J Michael Kosterlitz教授於1月16日出席浸大物理系舉辦的傑出學人講座,主講「Topological Defects and Phase Transitions」,分享他的得獎研究和學術旅程,超過250位大學師生、校友及中學生出席。

Kosterlitz教授介紹如何和同獲2016年諾貝爾物理學獎的David Thouless教授運用「拓撲缺陷」的抽象數學概念,來討論低維系統的序和相變。他亦鼓勵師生向不同的基礎研究和科研領域發展,發掘更多可能性。