Frank Wilczek

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Center for Theoretical Physics

Professor Wilczek is known, among other things, for the discovery of asymptotic freedom, the development of quantum chromodynamics, the invention of axions, and the discovery and exploitation of new forms of quantum statistics (anyons). His awards include the 2002 Lorentz Medal, the 2003 Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society and the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics, which he shared with David Gross and David Politzer.  He is currently the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at MIT.