November 12, 2013

A History of Science: Remembering Prof. Kenneth Wilson

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By JAMES GUO

Prof. Kenneth G. Wilson, physics, was a prominent theoretical physicist who won the 1982 Nobel Prize for shedding light on phase changes, the process by which solids melt and liquids freeze. His most acclaimed work offered insight into unrefined realms of physics by fine-tuning existing theories and improving the calculability of phase transitions. This past summer, Wilson died at the age of 77 in Maine where he had retired to spend time with his wife, Alison Brown from complications with lymphoma.

Courtesy of Prof. Paul Ginsparg Ph.D. ’81Remembering Wilson | A symposium will be held on Saturday in honor of the late Nobel Laurate Prof. Kenneth G. Wilson, physics.

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