Kenneth G Wilson (1936–2013)

Nityananda, Rajaram (2017) Kenneth G Wilson (1936–2013). Resonance : Journal of Science Education, 22 (1). pp. 9-13. ISSN 0973-712X

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The Classics article in this issue is a short autobiographical sketch by Kenneth Wilson, the sole winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics. The piece brings out the bare facts of Wilson’s life in his own words – very few of them, in fact. No one reading it would realize that he was one of the most celebrated among twentieth-century theoretical physicists for changing the perceptions of strongly interacting systems – either in particle physics or in condensed matter. The Nobel citation mentions the cryptic term ‘renormalization group’.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Nityananda, Rajaram
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Astronomy & allied sciences
Natural Sciences > Physics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
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