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British-born scientist John Michael Kosterlitz (L) receives the Nobel Prize in Physics by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden during the award ceremony of the Nobel Prizes in medicine, economics, physics and chemistry on December 10, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. Nobel laureates are honoured every year on December 10 -- the anniversary of the death of prize's founder Alfred Nobel, a Swedish industrialist, inventor and philanthropist. / AFP / TT News Agency / JESSICA GOW / Sweden OUT (Photo credit should read JESSICA GOW/AFP/Getty Images)

British-born scientist John Michael Kosterlitz (L) receives the Nobel Prize in Physics by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden during the award ceremony of the Nobel Prizes in medicine, economics, physics and chemistry on December 10, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. 
Nobel laureates are honoured every year on December 10 -- the anniversary of the death of prize's founder Alfred Nobel, a Swedish industrialist, inventor and philanthropist. / AFP / TT News Agency / JESSICA GOW / Sweden OUT        (Photo credit should read JESSICA GOW/AFP/Getty Images)