Halperin Awarded 2019 APS Medal

August 3, 2018
Portrait of Prof. Halperin

Prof. Bertrand Halperin will be awarded the 2019 Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research by the American Physical Society in a ceremony held on January 31, 2019, in Washington DC, “for his seminal contributions to theoretical condensed matter physics, especially his pioneering work on the role of topology in both classical and quantum systems.”

From the APS press release:

"Bertrand Halperin is a giant in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics,” said David Gross, chair of the 2019 APS Medal selection committee. “His many contributions to the understanding of the dynamics of phase transitions, of low dimensional quantum phenomena, of the quantum Hall effect, and his pioneering work on the role of topology in classical and quantum systems have shaped condensed matter theory over the last 40 years, bringing it to bear on the understanding of many experiments.The APS is proud to recognize these seminal achievements with the 2019 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research." [...]

"Bert is among our most distinguished APS Members," said APS Chief Executive Officer Kate Kirby. "He has worked at the forefront of condensed matter theory for decades, and has made fundamental contributions in a variety of distinct research areas. It's hard to imagine someone more deserving of the APS flagship honor, the 2019 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research."