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Name: Philip Anderson  
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Date of Birth: 7th June 1963
Place of Birth: California, USA
Profession: Actor
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Philip Warren Anderson (born December 13, 1923) is an American physicist. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and having grown up in Urbana, Illinois, he went to Harvard University for undergraduate and graduate work, with a wartime stint at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in between. In graduate school he studied under John Hasbrouck van Vleck.

From 1949 to 1984 he worked at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, where he worked on a wide variety of problems in condensed matter physics. He is most well-known for discovering the concept of "localization," the idea that extended states can be localized by the presence of disorder in a system.

From 1967 to 1975, he was a professor of theoretical physics at Cambridge University.

In 1977 Anderson was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his investigations into the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems, which allowed for the development of electronic switching and memory devices in computers. Co-researchers Sir Nevill Francis Mott and John van Vleck shared the award with him.

In 1982, he was awarded the National Medal of Science

He retired from Bell Labs in 1984 and is currently Joseph Henry Professor of Physics at Princeton University.

His writings include Concepts of Solids (1963) and Basic Notions of Condensed Matter Physics (1984). Anderson was a certified first degree-master of the Japanese board game Go.

Notable papers

Absence of Diffusion in Certain Random Lattices, P. W. Anderson, vol. 109, 1492 (1958)
Anomalous low-temperature thermal properties of glasses and spin glasses, P. W. Anderson, B. I. Halperin, C. M. Varma, Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 25, (1972), 1-9
More is Different, PW Anderson - Science vol 177, 393, (1972)
The resonating valence bond state in La2CuO4 and superconductivity, PW Anderson - Science vol 235, 1196, (1987)

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