Kenneth G. Wilson

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Kenneth G. Wilson
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BornKenneth Geddes Wilson
8 Juin 1936(1936-06-08)
Waltham, Massachusetts
Died15 Juin 2013(2013-06-15) (aged 77)
Saco, Maine
NaitionalityUnitit States
Alma materHarvard Varsity (B.A.)
Caltech (Ph.D.)
Kent forRenormalization group
Phase transitions
Wilson loops
AwairdsHeineman Prize (1973)
Wolf Prize in Pheesics (1980)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (1982)
Eringen Medal (1984)
Dirac Medal (1989)
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical pheesics
InstitutionsCornell Varsity (1963–1988)
Ohio State Varsity (1988–2008)
ThesisAn investigation of the Low equation and the Chew-Mandelstam equations (1961)
Doctoral advisorMurray Gell-Mann[1]
Doctoral studentsH. R. Krishnamurthy
Roman Jackiw
Paulo Caldas
Michael Peskin
Serge Rudaz
Paul Ginsparg
Ray Renken
Steven R. White[1]

Kenneth Geddes Wilson (Juin 8, 1936 – Juin 15, 2013) wis an American theoretical pheesicist an a pioneer in leveragin computers for studyin pairticle pheesics. He wis awairdit the 1982 Nobel Prize in Pheesics for his wirk on phase transeetions—illuminatin the subtle essence o phenomena lik meltin ice an emergin magnetism. It wis embouked in his fundamental wirk on the renormalisation group.

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