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David M. Lee Historical Lecture in Physics

April 11, 2017


Michael E. Fisher

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Regents Professor, and Research Professor,
Institute for Physical Science and Technology, and Department of Physics,
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK;

Horace White Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics,
CORNELL UNIVERSITY.

"Wilson’s Renormalization Group Theory: Ken Wilson as I Knew Him"

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Ken Wilson’s invention of the Renormalization Group for systems exhibiting criticality – especially as it led to the quantitatively effective "epsilon expansion" – will be explored. Prof. Fisher will tell of Ken’s vision and of his interactions with him as a colleague and as a friend.

April 25, 8:00 p.m.
Jefferson Lab 250
17 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA