Explaining the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016

David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane, J. Michael Kosterlitz were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the year 2016 for their monumental discoveries on topological materials and topological phase transitions. Their work, over the years, holds the key to describing superconductors, magnetic thin films, quantum phase transitions and the astounding role of topology in the behaviour of certain phases of matter. 

Khwarizmi Science Society's team led by Ahmed Waqas Zubairi met with Professor of Physics at the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Dr. Kashif Sabeeh to learn more about why all of this is exciting.

Here is the full length interview. 

 

 

Profiles: 

Ahmed Waqas Zubairi

Mr. Ahmed Waqas Zubairi is a teaching and research associate at Institute of Space and Technology, Islamabad. He has done B.Sc(Hons) in Physics from University of the Punjab, with specialization in Atmospheric Physics. His research interest includes Satellite Communication and Geo Physics.

Email Address: 
ahmed [dot] Physics [at] gmail [dot] com

Ibrahim Zauq

Ibrahim is doing BS Space Science from Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad. He is 22 years old and comes from Bannu and Peshawar. Ibrahim is an avid enthusiast of photography and videography.

Email Address: 
ibrahimkhanzauq [at] gmail [dot] com

Haseeb Arshad

Haseeb is a space science student at the Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad. He is 21 years old and comes from Chakwal. Haseeb is a fanatic of cars and electronic games.

Email Address: 
haseebarshad22 [at] gmail [dot] com