Nigel Goldenfeld receives the 2020 Leo P. Kadanoff Prize of the American Physical Society
10/24/2019 10:14:25 AM
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Swanlund Professor of Physics Nigel Goldenfeld has won the 2020 Leo P. Kadanoff Prize of the American Physical Society (APS). The prize recognizes a scientist whose work has opened new vistas for statistical and/or nonlinear physics.
Goldenfeld is a theoretical condensed matter physicist who has demonstrated deep insight into the mechanisms underlying pattern formation in systems far from equilibrium. Goldenfeld’s interests in emergent and collective phenomena extend well beyond condensed matter physics, and over the course of his career, his work identifying the universality of pattern-formation dynamics has had far-reaching impact on a broad range of scientific fields.