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Michael Kosterlitz
BornJohn Michael Kosterlitz
(1943-06-22) June 22, 1943 (age 78)[1]
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
ResidenceProvidence, Rhode Island, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States
FieldsCondensed matter physics
InstitutionsBrown University
University of Birmingham
Alma mater
Academic advisorsDavid Thouless (postdoc)
Known forKosterlitz–Thouless transition
Notable awards

John Michael Kosterlitz (born June 22, 1943) is a British-American physicist. He is a professor of physics at Brown University[4] and the son of biochemist Hans Kosterlitz. He was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics along with David Thouless and Duncan Haldane for work on condensed matter physics.[2]


This person won a Nobel Prize