Physics

 

for his contributions to nanowire photonics including the creation of the first nanowire laser

 

 

Peidong Yang

S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Chair in Energy, Department of Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, University of California Berkeley, Kavli Energy Nanoscience Institute, and Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA USA

Essay

 

for their pioneering research on ferroelectric memory devices (Scott) and new multiferroic materials (Ramesh and Tokura)

 

 

Yoshinori Tokura

Director, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, Saitama, JAPAN, and Professor, Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN

(Previously selected as a Citation Laureate in 2002 for work in a different area, high-temperature superconductivity.)

 

 

Ramamoorthy Ramesh

Professor, Physics and MSE, and Associate Lab Director for Energy Technologies, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA

 

 

James F. Scott

Director of Research, Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Essay

 

for theoretical and experimental research on the quantum Hall effect and topological insulators

 

 

Charles L. Kane

Class of 1965 Endowed Term Chair Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA USA

 

 

Laurens W. Molenkamp

Professor of Physics and Chair of Experimental Physics, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, GERMANY

 

 

Shoucheng Zhang

J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford CA USA

Essay