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Anthony Leggett

Anthony Leggett

Nobel-winning physicist | On UI faculty since ’83

The bridge over the Boneyard, in the parking lot to the east of Loomis Lab, is where Sir Anthony Leggett — 2003 Nobel-winning physicist and UI faculty member since 1983 — had a breakthrough.

“This is where the idea came to me for the experiment which my colleague Dale van Harlingen was eventually able to do to resolve a crucially important question concerning the high-temperature superconductors,” says the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor and Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics.

“The idea wasn’t quite as original as I thought at the time, nor is it directly related to the Nobel Prize, but it was still quite satisfying.”

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