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The Strange Topology That Is Reshaping Physics

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Materials patterned like this gyroid could help engineers to manipulate light into topological states in future fibre-optic devices.

Credit: Nik Spencer/Nature

Charles Kane never thought he would be cavorting with topologists. "I don't think like a mathematician," admits Kane, a theoretical physicist who has tended to focus on tangible problems about solid materials.

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