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Kenneth G. Wilson

1936 - 2013

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Kenneth Geddes "Ken" Wilson (June 8, 1936 – June 15, 2013) was an American theoretical physicist and a pioneer in leveraging computers for studying particle physics. He was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on phase transitions—illuminating the subtle essence of phenomena like melting ice and emerging magnetism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenneth G. Wilson has received more than 265,327 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Kenneth G. Wilson is the 304th most popular physicist (down from 295th in 2019), the 1,674th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,625th in 2019) and the 61st most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Kenneth G. Wilson ranks 304 out of 717Before him are Paul-Jacques Curie, Pierre Louis Dulong, Peter Mansfield, William Whewell, Hélène Langevin-Joliot, and Friedrich Hund. After him are Edmond Becquerel, Horst Ludwig Störmer, Stephen Hales, Jean-Charles de Borda, Gerard 't Hooft, and John Robert Schrieffer.

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Among people born in 1936, Kenneth G. Wilson ranks 87Before him are Valerie Solanas, Ljubiša Samardžić, Paul L. Smith, Don DeLillo, Frank Stella, and David Yonggi Cho. After him are Joe D'Amato, Alan Alda, Raymond Poulidor, Nino Castelnuovo, Wilfried Martens, and Hideki Shirakawa. Among people deceased in 2013, Kenneth G. Wilson ranks 63Before him are Henri Dutilleux, James Gandolfini, Abdul Rahim Hatif, David H. Hubel, Robert Fogel, and Stéphane Hessel. After him are Kenneth Waltz, Glafcos Clerides, Bert Trautmann, Roger Ebert, Sławomir Mrożek, and Sung Jae-gi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kenneth G. Wilson ranks 1,674 out of 18,182Before him are Ornette Coleman (1930), William C. Durant (1861), Temple Grandin (1947), Matthew Perry (1969), Jennifer Grey (1960), and Sonny Bono (1935). After him are Gary Busey (1944), Lillian Asplund (1906), Kenneth Waltz (1924), Kathleen Turner (1954), Grace Zabriskie (1941), and John B. Calhoun (1917).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Kenneth G. Wilson ranks 61Before him are Henry Way Kendall (1926), Douglas Osheroff (1945), George Smoot (1945), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), David Gross (1941), and William Daniel Phillips (1948). After him are John Robert Schrieffer (1931), Leon M. Lederman (1922), Steven Chu (1948), Nathan Rosen (1909), John Mauchly (1907), and Frank Wilczek (1951).