Sweden’s Royal Academy of Sciences announced on Tuesday that it had awarded the 2017 Nobel Physics prize.
The prize, established by the Swedish inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel, in 1895, is worth 9 million kronor (€938,949, $1.1 million).
In 2016, the prize went to three British-born researchers – David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz for their work in applying topology to the workings of exotic matter such as superconductors and superfluids.
The prize has been shared among multiple winners for the past 25 years.
Wednesday is to see the announcement of the winner(s) of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, with the literature prize winner(s) to be announced on Thursday and the much-awaited peace prize winner(s) on Friday.