F. Duncan M. Haldane (PhD University of Cambridge, 1978) is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics at Princeton University. His research explores strongly interacting quantum many-body condensed matter systems using non-pertubative methods. In particular, his concerns include the entanglement spectrum of quantum states, topological insulators and Chern insulators, and both the geometry and model wave functions of the fractional quantum Hall effect. Haldane is a former Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and is currently a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, Institute of Physics (UK), American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his many honours, Haldane was awarded the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize of the American Physical Society in 1993 and the Dirac Medal of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in 2012.