Frank Wilczek, when only 21 years old and a graduate student at Princeton University, discovered the fundamental equations for one of the four basic forces of nature: the strong force. That work led to a Nobel Prize. He is also known, among other things, for the development of unified field theories, the invention of axions, and the discovery and exploitation of new forms of quantum statistics (anyons).
Wilczek is a second-generation American and a graduate of New York City’s public schoo...
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