» Distinguished Visiting Professors in Residence

Sir Michael Berry, FRS

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Sir Michael Berry, FRS, is Melville Wills Professor of Physics (Emeritus), at University of Bristol. He is well known for the discovery of the Berry-phase, the sister-phenomenon to the Aharonov-Bohm phase.

Sir Michael Berry was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1982.

Dr. Berry officially became Sir Micahel Berry by royal recognition from Queen Elizabeth II, appointing him Knight Bachelor during Birthday Honours in 1996.

Sir Michael Berry has been a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies since 2012.

Paul Davies, PhD

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Dr. Paul Davies is the Director of The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts of Science at Arizona State University. The Beyond Center is "devoted to confronting the really big questions of science and philosophy."

Dr. Davies is also Principal Investigator of ASU's Center for Convergence of Physical Science and Cancer Biology, one of 12 Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers nationwide established by the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute.

He has received many awards, including the 1995 Templeton Prize for his work on the deeper implications of science, the 2001 Kelvin Medal from the UK Institute of Physics, and the 2002 Michael Faraday Prize from the Royal Society for promoting science to the public.

Dr. Davies has been a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies since 2011.

François Englert, PhD

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Dr. Englert shares the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics with Peter Higgs, "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider."

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Dr. François Englert has been a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies since 2011.

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Sir Anthony Leggett, FRS

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Sir Anthony Leggett shares the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics, honored "for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids."

Dr. Leggett officially became Sir Anthony Leggett by royal recognition from Queen Elizabeth II, appointing him a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire during Birthday Honours in 2004.

Sir Anthony Leggett was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1980.

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Sir Anthony Leggett has been a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies since 2011.

Leonard Susskind, PhD