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Anthony Leggett, CHR Member

Anthony Leggett is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor and Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Leggett is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the Royal Society (U.K.), a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Physical Society. He earned a B.A. in Literae Humaniores, a B.A. in physics, and a Ph.D. in physics all from the University of Oxford. Dr. Leggett was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 2003 for his pioneering work in superfluidity. In 2004 he was knighted (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II “for services to physics.” Other prizes Dr. Leggett has been awarded include the Wolf Foundation Prize for research on condensed forms of matter and the Eugene Feenberg Memorial Medal.