The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded for discoveries about peculiar kinds of matter.
They were named at a press conference in Sweden, and join a prestigious list of 200 other Physics laureates.
In odd states, matter can exist in this mysterious kingdom.
Their discoveries had helped scientists designing new materials.
Prof Haldane commented: “I was quite surprised and very gratified.”
He said that its uses were just now beginning to be found, although the work had been carried out a number of years past.
Previous winners of the Nobel Prize in physics
2015 – Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald were given the prize the discovery that neutrinos switch between different “flavours”.
2014 – Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura won the physics Nobel for developing the first blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
2013 – Francois Englert and Peter Higgs shared the spoils for developing the theory of the Higgs boson particle.
2012 – Serge Haroche and David J Wineland were awarded the prize because of their work with matter and light.
2011 – The discovery that the expansion of the Universe was quickening earned Adam Riess, Brian P Schmidt and Saul Perlmutter the physics prize.
2010 – Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov were awarded the prize because of their discovery of the “wonder substance” graphene.
2009 – Charles Kuen Kao won the physics Nobel for helping develop fibre optic cables.