Swansea-born physicist Sir Sam Edwards has also been included with a biography that details his contributions to condensed-matter physics
and the theoretical understanding of complex materials such as polymers, gels and colloids.
The field of condensed-matter physics
encompasses all new solid and liquid phases of matter, and its study has led to nearly every technological advance of the last century, from computers to cellphones to solar cells.
Last month, two researchers from Harvard University created waves in the field of condensed-matter physics
when they claimed they had succeeded in creating an extremely exotic substance called (http://www.ibtimes.com/what-metallic-hydrogen-doubts-raised-over-reported-creation-extremely-rare-2482155) metallic hydrogen .
Interestingly, the three authors of the article include two Americans--Deal is CEO of a Washington-based defense consultancy and Rosen is a national security specialist at Harvard--and an Indian-born professor of condensed-matter physics
Examples of recent approvals under the Tier 1 (exceptional talent) route include a leading pianist, a Chinese researcher who has made a remarkable contribution to the field of condensed-matter physics
, a Visual Effects expert who has worked on many of the recent James Bond films and an Algerian Chemical Engineer who received a prestigious Fellowship to develop new bio-fuels at a leading UK industrial research centre.
For the hottest thing in condensed-matter physics
, check out the local liquor store.
What Wen (physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) presents is an alternative paradigm to basic ideas and models in applying many-body theory to condensed-matter physics
that relate to understanding of the origin of light and other phenomena.
It is widely applied in chemistry, geology, materials science, condensed-matter physics
, engineering, and most recently in the life sciences.
The fields of materials science, chemistry, condensed-matter physics
, geophysics, planetary science, and nanotechnology all stand to benefit, they add.