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Frank Wilczek was born in Mineola, New York in 1951. He earned his BSc degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago and proceeded to complete MA and PhD degrees at Princeton in Math and Physics respectively. Wilczek is currently the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also Founding Director of the T. D. Lee Institute as well as Chief Scientist at the Wilczek Quantum Center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). Further, he is Distinguished Professor at Arizona State University (ASU) and full Professor at Stockholm University.

Wilczek’s research focuses on a number of key areas on physics, including pure particle physics (such as the interactions between fundamental forces), the behavior of matter such as quarks, the application of particle physics to cosmology (our theory of the universe), the application of field theory to the physics of condensed matter, and quantum theories of black holes. His reach in physics is truly impressive. Early on, as a graduate student, Wilczek proved an important result known as asymptotic freedom, describing the interaction between quarks and the strong interaction force. He has gone on to work on many other core problems in physics.

Wilczek was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 along with David Gross and H. David Politzer for the theory of asymptotic freedom. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1982, and won the Dirac Medal in 1994.

Frank Anthony Wilczek is an American theoretical physicist, mathematician and a Nobel laureate. He is currently the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Founding Director of T. D. Lee Institute and Chief Scientist at the Wilczek Quantum Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University , Distinguished Professor at Arizona State University and full Professor at Stockholm University.

Source: Wikipedia- Ultraviolet Behavior of Non-Abelian Gauge Theories
- Cosmology of the invisible axion
- Hawking Radiation As Tunneling
- Appearance of Gauge Structure in Simple Dynamical Systems
- Quantum Mechanics of Fractional-Spin Particles
- Geometric and renormalized entropy in conformal field theory
- Magnetic Flux, Angular Momentum, and Statistics
- Chiral spin states and superconductivity
- QCD at finite baryon density: nucleon droplets and color superconductivity
- Asymptotically Free Gauge Theories. I
- Color-flavor locking and chiral symmetry breaking in high density QCD
- Remarks on the chiral phase transition in chromodynamics
- Fractional Statistics and the Quantum Hall Effect
- Majorana returns
- Particle–antiparticle annihilation in diffusive motion
- Fractional Quantum Numbers on Solitons
- Linking Numbers, Spin, and Statistics of Solitons
- Supersymmetry and the scale of unification
- Diquarks and Exotic Spectroscopy
- On geometric entropy
- ON ANYON SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
- Fractional Statistics and Anyon Superconductivity
- Discrete gauge symmetry in continuum theories
- Asymptotically free gauge theories. II
- Two applications of axion electrodynamics
- Decays of Heavy Vector Mesons into Higgs Particles
- Self-interaction correction to black hole radiance
- Static and dynamic critical phenomena at a second order QCD phase transition
- 2n-quasihole states realize 2n−1-dimensional spinor braiding statistics in paired quantum Hall states
- Operator Analysis of Nucleon Decay
- Reheating an Inflationary Universe
- Interior Gap Superfluidity
- Statistical mechanics of anyons
- Quantum Time Crystals
- Axions and Family Symmetry Breaking
- Paired Hall state at half filling
- Paired Hall states
- Running inflation in the Standard Model
- Relationship between Hawking Radiation and Gravitational Anomalies
- Neutralino dark matter in focus point supersymmetry
- New macroscopic forces?
- Proton decay in supersymmetric models
- Effect of self-interaction on charged black hole radiance
- Realizations of Magnetic-Monopole Gauge Fields: Diatoms and Spin Precession
- Continuity of Quark and Hadron Matter
- Self-dual models with theta terms
- Geometry of self-propulsion at low Reynolds number
- Emergence of coherent long wavelength oscillations after a quench: application to QCD
- Enforced Electrical Neutrality of the Color-Flavor Locked Phase
- Aharonov-Bohm interaction of cosmic strings with matter
- Dimensionless constants, cosmology, and other dark matters
- Black holes as elementary particles
- Discrete flavor symmetries and a formula for the cabibbo angle
- Compactification of the twisted heterotic string
- A Chern-Simons effective field theory for the Pfaffian quantum Hall state
- Matter-antimatter accounting, thermodynamics, and black-hole radiation
- Cosmological implications of axinos
- Hawking Radiation from Charged Black Holes via Gauge and Gravitational Anomalies
- Minimal color-flavor-locked–nuclear interface
- Solar System constraints and signatures for dark-matter candidates
- Superconductivity from perturbative one-gluon exchange in high density quark matter
- DUAL DILATION DYONS
- Fermion masses, neutrino oscillations, and proton decay in the light of superKamiokande
- Non-Fermi liquid fixed point in 2 + 1 dimensions
- APPLICATION OF THE RENORMALIZATION GROUP TO A SECOND-ORDER QCD PHASE TRANSITION
- Anomalies, Hawking radiations, and regularity in rotating black holes
- Bolometric detection of neutrinos
- LIMITATIONS ON THE STATISTICAL DESCRIPTION OF BLACK HOLES
- Families from spinors
- Remarks on Dyons
- Prospects for indirect detection of neutralino dark matter
- Classical Time Crystals
- Consequences of time-reversal-symmetry violation in models of high-Tcsuperconductors
- Self-Propulsion at Low Reynolds Number
- Imaginary chemical potential and finite fermion density on the lattice
- Stability Criteria for Breached-Pair Superfluidity
- Saltatory relaxation of the cosmological constant
- Axion cosmology and the energy scale of inflation
- Light-quark masses and isospin violation
- Quantum hair on black holes
- Inflationary axion cosmology
- Relic gravitational waves and extended inflation
- Renormalization group approach to low temperature properties of a non-Fermi liquid metal
- Calculations for cosmic axion detection
- Observability of Earth-Skimming Ultrahigh Energy Neutrinos
- Renormalization of black hole entropy and of the gravitational coupling constant
- Exclusion Statistics: Low-Temperature Properties, Fluctuations, Duality, and Applications
- PECULIAR SPIN AND STATISTICS IN TWO SPACE DIMENSIONS
- An action for black hole membranes
- Enhanced baryon number violation due to cosmic strings
- Breached Pairing Superfluidity: Possible Realization in QCD
- Cosmology and broken discrete symmetry
- Quark description of hadronic phases
- Positron line radiation as a signature of particle dark matter in the halo
- Experimental Consequences of a Minimal Messenger Model for Supersymmetry Breaking
- Gravitational Correction to Running of Gauge Couplings
- HYDRODYNAMIC RELATIONS IN SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
- Josephson Effect without Superconductivity: Realization in Quantum Hall Bilayers
- A short-lived axion variant
- Infrared behavior at negative curvature
- Dilute and dense axion stars
- Spin-dependent Hubbard model and a quantum phase transition in cold atoms
- Prelude to compressed baryonic matter
- Catalyzed nucleon decay in neutron stars
- Internal structure of black holes
- Discrete quantum hair on black holes and the non-abelian Aharonov-Bohm effect
- SOME APPLICATIONS OF A SIMPLE STATIONARY LINE ELEMENT FOR THE SCHWARZSCHILD GEOMETRY
- Interactions and excitations of non-Abelian vortices
- Zero modes of non-abelian vortices
- Dreams of a Final Theory
- Some Calculable Contributions to Entanglement Entropy
- Efficiencies of self-propulsion at low Reynolds number
- Possible New Form of SpontaneousTViolation
- Formation of structure in an axion-dominated universe
- High density quark matter and the renormalization group in QCD with two and three flavors
- Illustrations of vacuum polarization by solitons
- Rare Muon Decays, Natural Lepton Models, and Doubly Charged Leptons
- Foundations and working pictures in microphysical cosmology
- Reflections on mirror fermions
- Riemann-Einstein Structure from Volume and Gauge Symmetry
- THE CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS OF QCD
- Superfluidity and Space-Time Translation Symmetry Breaking
- A stellar energy loss mechanism involving axions
- Suggested new modes in supersymmetric proton decay
- Growing hair on black holes
- FIELD CORRECTIONS TO INDUCED STATISTICS
- Lattice Fermions
- HEURISTIC PRINCIPLE FOR QUANTIZED HALL STATES
- DYNAMICAL EFFECT OF QUANTUM HAIR
- SU(3) Predictions for Charmed-Meson Decays
- Effect of instantons on the heavy-quark potential
- Populated Domain Walls
- Using cosmology to establish the quantization of gravity
- Tunable Axion Plasma Haloscopes
- Disassembling anyons
- Is our vacuum metastable?
- Indirect neutrino oscillations
- Stability conditions and Fermi surface topologies in a superconductor
- Physical processes involving Majorana neutrinos
- Quantum field theory
- Particles and Fields
- QCD Made Simple
- Gauge kinematics of deformable bodies
- Systematics of exotic cascade decays
- Solar-neutrino oscillations
- Rare muon decays, heavy leptons, andCPviolation
- Resolution of cosmological singularities in string theory
- Space-time approach to holonomy scattering
- CPviolation, Higgs couplings, and supersymmetry
- Paired Hall states in double-layer electron systems
- Comments on the high-2 HERA anomaly
- Possible new species of quarks and hadrons
- Majorana modes materialize
- In search of symmetry lost
- Exact solutions and the adiabatic heuristic for quantum Hall states
- Advantages and distinguishing features of focus point supersymmetry
- Examples of vacuum polarization by solitons
- Statistics of Fractionalized Excitations through Threshold Spectroscopy
- Constraints on heavy neutrinos
- Wilczek Reply:
- Unification of Couplings
- Thermal decay of the cosmological constant into black holes
- Thermalization of baryon asymmetry
- Internal frame dragging and a global analog of the Aharonov-Bohm effect
- The enigmatic electron
- Near-zero modes in superconducting graphene
- Interactions and Excitations of Non-Abelian Vortices
- Global structure of evaporating black holes
- Chiral Casimir forces: Repulsive, enhanced, tunable
- Whence the Force of F = ma? I: Culture Shock
- Hard-core revelations
- Superdensity operators for spacetime quantum mechanics
- Branched Quantization
- Nobel Lecture: Asymptotic freedom: From paradox to paradigm
- ERRATUM: APPLICATION OF THE RENORMALIZATION GROUP TO A SECOND-ORDER QCD PHASE TRANSITION
- Anyons
- Remarks on hot QCD
- Lifestyles of the small and simple
- Color superconductivity and signs of its formation
- Classical hair in string theory I: general formulation
- MacroscopicTNonconservation: Prospects for a New Experiment
- The recent excitement in high-density QCD
- POSSIBLE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF DOMAIN WALLS IN MOTT INSULATORS
- A model of comprehensive unification
- Entangled histories
- Algebra of Majorana Doubling
- Inequivalent embeddings of SU(2) and instanton interactions
- Resonant Scattering and Charm Showers in Ultrahigh-Energy Neutrino Interactions
- Getting its from bits
- Origins of mass
- Journal club
- INDUCED QUANTUM NUMBERS IN SOME 2 + 1 DIMENSIONAL MODELS
- A perspective on pentaquarks
- ΔI=12rule and right-handed currents: Heavy-quark expansion and limitation on Zweig's rule
- DIQUARKS AS INSPIRATION AND AS OBJECTS
- The Cosmic Asymmetry between Matter and Antimatter
- Quantum Numbers of Textured Hall Effect Quasiparticles
- The noise of gravitons
- Quantum Overlapping Tomography
- Moving mirror model for quasithermal radiation fields
- Fantastic Realities
- QCD and Natural Philosophy
- Mass without Mass II: The Medium is the Mass‐age
- THE ORIGIN OF MASS
- What QCD tells us about nature — and why we should listen
- Quarks, diquarks and pentaquarks
- The Persistence of Ether
- HADRON SYSTEMATICS AND EMERGENT DIQUARKS
- Oscillatory attractors: a new cosmological phase
- Why Are There Analogies Between Condensed Matter and Particle Theory?
- Did the Big Bang boil?
- Elementary examples of baryon number generation
- SO(3) family symmetry and axions
- Particle physics and condensed matter: the saga continues
- Physics in 100 years
- Mass Without Mass I: Most of Matter
- Scaling Mount Planck III: Is That All There Is?
- Inventory and outlook of high energy physics
- Regularizations of time-crystal dynamics
- Whence the Force of F = ma? III: Cultural Diversity
- Reasonably effective: I. Deconstructing a miracle
- From notes to chords in QCD
- Beyond the standard model: This time for real
- Finite thermal particle creation of Casimir light
- Truncated dynamics, ring molecules, and mechanical time crystals
- Emergent Majorana mass and axion couplings in superfluids
- From B-modes to quantum gravity and unification of forces
- ANTICIPATING A NEW GOLDEN AGE
- Spin-singlet to spin-polarized phase transition at : flux-trading in action
- Cross-Confinement in Multi-Chern-Simons Theories
- Unification of force and substance
- From electronics to anyonics
- Multiversality
- The Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol. 3: Supersymmetry
- THE UNIVERSE IS A STRANGE PLACE
- FUTURE SUMMARY
- Neutrino deficit challenges conservation laws
- Nuclear and subnuclear boiling
- Quantum independent-set problem and non-Abelian adiabatic mixing
- Color Erasure Detectors Enable Chromatic Interferometry
- Axial Casimir force
- Experimental test of entangled histories
- Four Big Questions with Pretty Good Answers
- Mass by numbers
- The Ancestry of the ‘Anyon’
- Whence the Force of F = ma? II: Rationalizations
- On Absolute Units, I: Choices
- What Is Quantum Theory?
- SPONTANEOUS FACT VIOLATION
- THE FUTURE OF PARTICLE PHYSICS AS A NATURAL SCIENCE
- Quantum Hall states of high symmetry
- Symmetry relations in nucleon decay
- “Artificial vacuum” for T-violation experiment
- Voyaging in Hilbert Space
- Light, the universe and everything – 12 Herculean tasks for quantum cowboys and black diamond skiers
- A weighty mass difference
- Scaling Mount Planck I: A View from the Bottom
- Total Relativity: Mach 2004
- An emptier emptiness?
- The Universe is a Strange Place
- New quarks and neutrino counting below the z threshold
- Interference Effects in Charmed-Meson Decays
- The Standard Model transcended
- Panning for gold at the K stream
- QCD interference effects of heavy particles below threshold
- Resonant Quantum Search with Monitor Qubits
- Quantum atmospherics for materials diagnosis
- Inflation driven by unification energy
- A model of anthropic reasoning: the dark to ordinary matter ratio
- Introduction toquantum matter
- BCS AS FOUNDATION AND INSPIRATION: THE TRANSMUTATION OF SYMMETRY
- On Absolute Units, II: Challenges and Responses
- Quantum hair and quantum gravity
- STATES OF ANYON MATTER
- REMARKS ON THE PHASE TRANSITION IN QCD
- PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF METALS FROM A RENORMALIZATION GROUP STANDPOINT
- Opportunities, challenges, and fantasies in lattice QCD
- A crack in the Standard Model?
- Editorial
- Possibility and consequences of T violation in nucleon decay
- Anomalous dimensions of anisotropic gauge theory operators
- Minimal Potentials with Very Many Minima
- Newton rules (for now)
- Charged stripes from an alternating static magnetic field
- When words fail
- Liberating quarks and gluons
- Setting standards
- Mass splittings from symmetry obstruction
- Black and white holes at material junctions
- Spectroscopy of Spinons in Coulomb Quantum Spin Liquids
- Anyons for anyone
- Enlightenment, knowledge, ignorance, temptation
- Walking the Planck Length through History
- Happy Birthday, Electron
- Supersymmetric Unified Models
- BCS AS FOUNDATION AND INSPIRATION: THE TRANSMUTATION OF SYMMETRY
- New Kinds of Quantum Statistics
- Anticipating a new Golden Age
- Fractional Statistics and Anyon Superconductivity
- Reasonably effective: II. Devil's advocate
- Perspectives on particle physics and cosmology
- The third culture
- Quantum Mechanics of Gravitational Waves
- Orientation of the weak interaction with respect to the strong interaction
- Maxwell's other demon
- Precision precession
- Chromatic interferometry with small frequency differences
- Geometric Induction in Chiral Superconductors
- Has elegance betrayed physics?Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, Sabine Hossenfelder, Basic Books, 2018, $30.00
- Gauge theories of swimming
- Comments on the Culture of the Force
- LECTURES ON BLACK HOLE QUANTUM MECHANICS: Lectures 1 & 2
- Trouble with physics: Time to follow beauty?
- THE FUTURE OF PARTICLE PHYSICS
- Nobel Symposium 148: Graphene and Quantum Matter
- Kosmicheskaya asimmetriya mezhdu materiei i antimateriei
- A landmark proof
- SOME BASIC ASPECTS OF FRACTIONAL QUANTUM NUMBERS
- Anticipating a New Golden Age
- Quantum Physics: A Functional Integral Point of View
- Steps toward the heavy quark potential
- Thoughts on family symmetries
- Back to Basics at Ultrahigh Temperatures
- January special issue
- My Wizard
- DIQUARKS AS INSPIRATION AND AS OBJECTS
- Scaling Mount Planck II: Base Camp
- On Absolute Units, III: Absolutely Not?
- Life’s Parameters
- Analysis and Synthesis III: Cosmic Groundwork
- General issues connecting flavor symmetry and supersymmetry
- QCD AND ASYMPTOTIC FREEDOM: PERSPECTIVES AND PROSPECTS
- From concept to reality to vision
- The Dirac Equation
- From 'not wrong' to (maybe right)
- LECTURES ON BLACK HOLE QUANTUM MECHANICS
- Galileo points the way
- Improved Spatial Resolution Achieved by Chromatic Intensity Interferometry
- Signatures of the quantization of gravity at gravitational wave detectors
- Monopole—flux-tube repulsion in strong coupling
- Steven Weinberg (1933–2021)
- SO(10) marshals the particles
- Colour takes the field
- Is the sky made from pi?
- And you're glue
- Boundedness from below of the SU(5) Higgs potential
- Some examples in the realization of symmetry
- Quantum Algorithm for Approximating Maximum Independent Sets
- The Future of Particle Physics as a Natural Science
- Entanglement Enabled Intensity Interferometry of different wavelengths of light
- Big troubles, imagined and real
- Three Easy Pieces (in Tribute to Roman Jackiw)
- Freeman Dyson (1923–2020)
- The evolving unity of physics
- Fundamental Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
- A Friendly Ghost Story
- Theory vision
- Beyond the Standard Litany: LOSP and Higgs Portals; Lattice Lattice Gauge Theory
- Superfluidity and Symmetry Breaking — An Anderson Living Legacy
- Living the Nobel dream
- Metaphysical search for a theory of everything
- Dreams of Earth and Sky; Birds and Frogs: Selected Papers, 1990–2014Dreams of Earth and Sky, Freeman Dyson, New York Review of Books, 2015. $27.95 (298 pp.). ISBN 978-1-59017-854-6 Buy at AmazonBirds and Frogs: Selected Papers, 1990–2014, Freeman J. Dyson, World Scientific, 2015. $58.00 (223 pp.). ISBN 978-981-4602-85-3 Buy at Amazon
- Quantum beauty: real and ideal
- Wigner and the ‘gift’ of mathematics
- Of Mass and Reference Frames
- Questionable Questions in Analysis and Synthesis
- 1012Degrees in theShade
- The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos CreatesThe God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates, Howard Bloom, Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY, 2012. $28.00 (575 pp.). ISBN 978-1-61614-551-4
- Minimalism triumphant
- Lectures on Black Hole Quantum Mechanics: Lectures 3 & 4
- QCD In Extreme Conditions
- Decays of Heavy Vector Mesons into Higgs Particles
- The U(1) Problem: Instantons, Axions, and Familons
- ローレンツの電子論から120年
- Editorial for July 2012 special issue
- Introductory Notes on Particle Physics and Cosmology
- Quantum Field Theory
- QCD and Natural Philosophy
- INEQUIVALENT EMBEDDINGS OF SU(2) AND INSTANTON INTERACTIONS
- Editorial for January 2011 special issue
- Editorial for July 2010 Special Issue
- Comment: ‘national greatness’ versus real national greatness
- STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF ANYONS
- Fractional Statistics and the Quantum Hall Effect
- YANG–MILLS THEORY IN, BEYOND, AND BEHIND OBSERVED REALITY
- WHAT QCD TELLS US ABOUT NATURE
- Editorial for January 2010 Special Issue
- Quantum Field Theory
- July 2009 special issue
- January 2009 special issue
- Hyperweak interactions
- Naturality problems
- Family symmetries
- From the standard model to dark matter
- Status of QCD
- Numerical Simulation Nixed as ‘Juggling’, Reply is Planely Verse
- Longing for the Harmonies: Themes and Variations from Modern Physics
- THE UNIVERSE IS A STRANGE PLACE
- The Dirac Equation
- July 2007 special issue
- Analysis and Synthesis IV: Limits and Supplements
- William Edward Caswell
- Analysis and Synthesis I: What Matters for Matter
- Wilczek responds on absolute units
- ITEP Lectures on Particle Physics and Field Theory, Vols. 1 and 2
- Mass Matters: The Rest Mass Issue, QCD, and the Pursuit of Dreams
- Analysis and Synthesis II: Universal Characteristics
- January 2007 special issue
- Beyond the Standard Model*
- Frank Wilczek
- July 2006 special issue
- Thermaldecay of the Cosmological Constant into Black Holes
- Longing for the Harmonies: Themes and Variations from Modern Physics
- Editorial
- An explorer and surveyor
- Unified Field Theories
- INDUCED QUANTUM NUMBERS IN SOME 2 + 1 DIMENSIONAL MODELS
- ON ANYON SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
- SPACE–TIME ASPECTS OF QUASIPARTICLE PROPAGATION
- Retraction of “Cohomogeneity One Manifolds of Spin(7) and G2 Holonomy,” by M. Cvetič, G. W. Gibbons, H. Lu, and C. N. Pope [Ann. Physics 300 (2002) 139–184]
- Unified views
- FUTURE SUMMARY
- Learning from QCD
- Radical conservatism and nucleon decay
- Backyard exotica
- From the Editor

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