The 1982 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to Kenneth G. Wilson of Cornell University “for his theory for critical phenomena in connection with phase transitions.” In its announcement the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said that Wilson's renormalization‐group approach to critical phenomena, particularly two Physical Review papers in 1971, “gave a complete theoretical description of the behavior close to the critical point and gave also methods to calculate numerically the crucial quantities.”
Gloria B. Lubkin; Wilson wins Nobel prize for theory of critical phenomena. Physics Today 1 December 1982; 35 (12): 17–19. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2914877
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