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Philip Warren Anderson

American physicist

Philip Warren Anderson (born December 13, 1923) is an American physicist. Anderson created and helped prove theories such as localization, antiferromagnetism, symmetry breaking, high-temperature superconductivity. He wrote many things about the emergent phenomena.[1]

Philip Warren Anderson
Born (1923-12-13) December 13, 1923 (age 95)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materHarvard University
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics (1977)
National Medal of Science (1982)
Scientific career
InstitutionsBell Laboratories
Princeton University
Cambridge University
Doctoral advisorJohn Hasbrouck van Vleck

Anderson was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was raised in Urbana, Illinois. Anderson studied at Harvard University.


  1. Horgan, J. (1994) Profile: Philip W. Anderson – Gruff Guru of Condensed Matter Physics, Scientific American 271(5), 34-35.

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