Mar 31, 2020

Philip Anderson, legendary theorist whose ideas shaped modern physics, dies

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Philip Anderson, the theoretical physicist whose ideas reshaped condensed matter physics and stretched to the forefront of other fields, died yesterday in Princeton, New Jersey. He was 96. Anderson had spent the past 45 years at Princeton University, which confirmed his death in a statement.

Combative savant made contributions—and enemies—across many fields.

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