Research Tracing Exotic Quasiparticles in nanowire wins the 2012 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize


An innovative approach in nanoscience to detect the presence of exotic
quasiparticles, known as Majorana fermions, has won the 2012 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize.

The association’s oldest prize, now supported by The Fodor Family Trust,
annually recognizes the author or authors of an outstanding paper published in the Research Articles or Reports sections of the journal Science between June and the following May.

The research by Vincent Mourik, Leo Kouwenhoven, and colleagues was
originally published online by Science at the Science Express Web site on 12
April 2012. The authors will receive the prize during a 15 February ceremony at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

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