The Independent Commission on Fees has says there has been “a clear drop” in English students applying, compared with those from the rest of the UK.
UCAS in June, showed applications from people in England were down 10% on the same time last year. In Wales, the drop was 2.9%, Northern Ireland 4.5% and Scotland 2.1%
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Duncan Haldane (Princeton),Charles Kane (Pennsylvania) and Shoucheng Zhang (Stanford) have won this year’s Dirac medal from the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste for their work on topological insulators.
Shoucheng Zhang, Duncan Haldane and Charles Kane.
Topological insulators are materials that act as insulators in their bulk, but allow current to flow on their surfaces. The important thing is that these surface states are topologically protected: these states exist due to “topological reasons” and stable against imperfections in the material.