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Frank Wilczek
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Wilczek in 2004
Born
Frank Anthony Wilczek

May 15, 1951 (1951-05-15) (age 69)
Nationality United States
Education University of Chicago (B.S.),
Princeton University (M.A., Ph.D.)
Known for Asymptotic freedom
Quantum chromodynamics
Particle statistics
Axion model
Spouse(s) Betsy Devine
Children Amity and Mira
Awards MacArthur 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
Fields Physics
Mathematics
Institutions MIT
T. D. Lee Institute and Wilczek Quantum Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Arizona State University
Stockholm University
Thesis Non-abelian gauge theories and asymptotic freedom (1974)
Doctoral advisor David Gross

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

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."

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