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  • Kenneth Geddes Wilson 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. It was embodied in his fundamental work on the renormalization group. Wikipedia

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  • "for his theory for critical phenomena in connection with phase transitions."
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  • for pathbreaking developments culminating in the general theory of the critical behavior at transitions between the different thermodynamic phases of matter.
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