Wilson, Kenneth Geddes
Kenneth Geddes Wilson, 1936–, American physicist, b. Waltham, Mass., Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1961. A professor at Cornell, Wilson was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics for developing a theory of second-order phase transitions in matter that accounts for effects on neighboring molecules.
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