ⓘ Philip W. Anderson

Philip W. Anderson

ⓘ Philip W. Anderson

Philip Warren Anderson was 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.

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

Anderson was an atheist and was one of 22 Nobel Laureates who signed the Humanist Manifesto.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1977 and the National Medal of Science in 1982.

Anderson died on March 29, 2020 in Princeton, New Jersey, aged 96.