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Michael Kosterlitz
John Michael Kosterlitz

June 22, 1943 (1943-06-22) (age 77)
Nationality British
Citizenship United States
Alma mater
Known for Kosterlitz–Thouless transition
Scientific career
Fields Condensed matter physics
Institutions Brown University
University of Birmingham
Thesis Problems in strong interaction physics (1969)
Academic advisors David Thouless (postdoc)

John Michael Kosterlitz (born June 22, 1943) is a British-American physicist. He is a professor of physics at Brown University and the son of biochemist Hans Kosterlitz. He was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics along with David Thouless and Duncan Haldane for work on condensed matter physics.

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