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Revolutionary physicist and Nobel Prize winner featured at OSTI

Kenneth Wilson won the1982 Nobel Prize in physics "for his theory for critical phenomena in connection with phase transitions." Wilson is featured at the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advances in science. According to The Harvard Crimson, Wilson "was part of the generation of scientists who revolutionized physics in the 1970s and confirmed the quantum theories of physicists from the early 20th century including Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein." Read about his award-winning work and find resources with additional information.

Last updated on Friday 13 September 2013