Frank Wilczek is Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.
Frank Wilczek comes back to Princeton University where he holds different positions. From 1977 to 1978, he is Assistant Professor. From 1978 to 1980, he is Associate Professor. In 1980, he becomes Full Professor, but he leaves some months later for the University of California.
Frank Wilczek is born in Mineola, New York, to parents of Polish and Italian origin. His grandparents emigrated from Europe after World War I.
Frank Wilczek is Professor at the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Frank Wilczek is a graduate student at Princeton University under the supervision of David Gross. They collaborate on the emergent theory of quantum chromodynamics of strong interactions.
Frank Wilczek attends the Martin Van Buren High School in Queens, where he finds excellent teachers.
Frank Wilczek is Visiting Professor at Arizona State University in Phoenix.
Frank Wilczek receives his Master of Arts in Mathematics from Princeton University. During this period he is very interested in physics. He becomes aware that deep ideas involving mathematical symmetry are at the frontiers of physics; specifically, the gauge theory of electroweak interactions, and the scaling symmetry in Wilson's theory of phase transitions. He begins his collaboration with the young professor of physics David Gross and his career as a physicist begins.
Frank Wilczek is Visiting Professor at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
While working at his dissertation Frank Wilczek discovers, along with his supervisor D. Gross, that the quarks have the property of asymptotic freedom. That means that the bonds between them becomes weaker as distance decreases and energy increases. In this way they solve one of the major problems affecting the quantum field theory of strong interactions.
Frank Wilczek is Assistant Professor at Princeton University.
Frank Wilczek is Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Frank Wilczek is Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. There, he is also member of the Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Frank Wilczek receives his Bachelor's degree in mathematics at the University of Chicago. During his last year, Wilczek takes a course about the use of symmetry and group theory in physics from Peter Freund. Wilczek feels an instinctive resonance with this material.
Frank Wilczek shares the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics with H. David Politzer and his PhD supervisor David J. Gross "for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction."
Frank Wilczek is Visiting Professor at Oxford University.
Frank Wilczek is Visiting Professor at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics in Stockholm, Sweden.
Frank Wilczek marries Elizabeth J. Devine. They have two daughters: Amity and Mira.