Frank Wilczek

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Frank Wilczek
Wilczek in 2004
Frank Anthony Wilczek

(1951-05-15) May 15, 1951 (age 72)
NationalityUnited States
EducationUniversity of Chicago (B.S.),
Princeton University (M.A., Ph.D.)
Known forAsymptotic freedom
Quantum chromodynamics
Particle statistics
Axion model
Spouse(s)Betsy Devine
ChildrenAmity and Mira[1]
AwardsMacArthur Fellowship (1982)
Sakurai Prize (1986)
Dirac Medal (1994)
Lorentz Medal (2002)
Lilienfeld Prize (2003)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2004)
King Faisal Prize (2005)
Scientific career
T. D. Lee Institute and Wilczek Quantum Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Arizona State University
Stockholm University
ThesisNon-abelian gauge theories and asymptotic freedom (1974)
Doctoral advisorDavid Gross

Frank Anthony Wilczek (/ˈwɪlɛk/;[2] born May 15, 1951) is an American theoretical physicist and mathematician. He works at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).[3]

Wilczek, along with David Gross and H. David Politzer, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 "for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction."[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Frank Wilczek - Autobiography". Nobel Prize. Archived from the original on 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  2. Frank Wilczek: "A Beautiful Question" – Talks at Google
  3. "Frank Wilczek, Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics". Department of Physics, MIT. 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-14.
  4. "Frank Wilczek Facts". Stockholm: Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2020-05-06.