PerspectiveRetrospective

Philip W. Anderson (1923–2020)

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Science  01 May 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6490, pp. 475
DOI: 10.1126/science.abc1042

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Philip Anderson, groundbreaking physicist, died on 29 March at the age of 96. During his prolific career, Anderson launched many major branches of condensed matter physics. He excelled in extracting deep, foundational principles from raw experimental data and designed models that elegantly captured the essence of seemingly intractable quantum phenomena.

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