By Mary Dixon

The Nobel Prize in Physics goes to three Brits who teach in the US. The University of Washington’s David Thouless, Princeton’s Duncan Haldane and Brown’s Michael Kosterlitz are honored for doing the math on unusual states of matter. Their work in topological phase transitions may lead to applications in materials science and electronics. The Nobel Committee used a cinnamon bun, a bagel and a pretzel to explain it. Mmmmm, bagels … Chicago Public Schools are laying off more people because of falling enrollment … a week ahead of a possible teachers’ strike … Hurricane Matthew is drenching Haiti … and they’ve called a state of emergency in Florida … New York’s Attorney General has ordered the Trump Foundation to stop fundraising, because it doesn’t have the certification to solicit money from the public … The vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine are to debate tonight … The Vikings won on Monday Night Football … the Sox have introduced Rick Renteria as their new manager … and the Cubs get a late start Friday night against the Mets or the Giants … It’ll be partly sunny with a high in the low-70s.


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