Michael Thorpe

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Birthday
12, 1944
Birthplace
England
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Birthday
12, 1944 (age 75)
Birthplace
England

About

Known for his biological physics and molecular protein dynamics research, this British-American physicist studied the mathematical concepts of rigidity and flexibility as they relate to glassy networks and made important contributions to the fields of condensed matter and materials science.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Manchester, he earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University.

Trivia

He taught at Yale University, Arizona State University, and Michigan State University.

Family Life

A native of England, he later settled in Tempe, Arizona.

Associated With

His scientific contemporary, Michio Kaku, became known for his bestselling physics-themed books.