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A Cold Elixir for Physics

Science  18 Oct 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5286, pp. 346-347
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5286.346


Douglas Osheroff, David Lee, and Robert Richardson have won this year's Nobel Prize in physics for their 1971 discovery of the superfluid helium-3—a strange, frictionless, quantum-mechanical substance that has held physicists spellbound ever since. For more information on this prize, see theNobel Foundation Web site