Frank Wilczek

1951 - Today

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Frank Anthony Wilczek ( or ; born May 15, 1951) is an American theoretical physicist, mathematician and Nobel laureate. He is the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Founding Director of T. D. Lee Institute and Chief Scientist at the Wilczek Quantum Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), distinguished professor at Arizona State University (ASU) and full professor at Stockholm University. Wilczek, along with David Gross and H. David Politzer, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 "for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Wilczek has received more than 701,423 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Frank Wilczek is the 335th most popular physicist (down from 325th in 2019), the 1,777th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,932nd in 2019) and the 69th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Frank Wilczek ranks 335 out of 851Before him are Félix Savart, Joseph Swan, Pierre Louis Dulong, Ami Argand, Donna Strickland, and Otto Schmidt. After him are Ferenc Krausz, Frank Oppenheimer, Philip Abelson, John Stewart Bell, John Theophilus Desaguliers, and Shuji Nakamura.

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Among people born in 1951, Frank Wilczek ranks 71Before him are Don Rosa, Glenn Hughes, Fatmir Sejdiu, Lou Ferrigno, Bao Xishun, and Šaban Šaulić. After him are Barry Marshall, Olivia Hussey, Ben Feringa, Joey Ramone, Thomas Boni Yayi, and Behgjet Pacolli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Wilczek ranks 1,777 out of 20,380Before him are Eva Mendes (1974), Iris Apfel (1921), Clement Greenberg (1909), Elizabeth George (1949), Donna Reed (1921), and Malcolm Glazer (1928). After him are Asa Gray (1810), Robert J. Flaherty (1884), Ian Somerhalder (1978), Spiro Agnew (1918), Johnny Kitagawa (1931), and Sterling Hayden (1916).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Frank Wilczek ranks 69Before him are John Robert Schrieffer (1931), Robert B. Laughlin (1950), John C. Mather (1946), Kenneth G. Wilson (1936), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), and Luis Walter Alvarez (1911). After him are Frank Oppenheimer (1912), Philip Abelson (1913), Walter A. Shewhart (1891), Carl Wieman (1951), John Mauchly (1907), and Nathan Rosen (1909).