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Frank Wilczek is a theoretical physicist, author, and intellectual adventurer. He has received many prizes for his work, including a Nobel Prize in Physics.
Wilczek has made seminal contributions to fundamental particle physics, cosmology and the physics of materials.
His current theoretical research includes work on Axions, Anyons, and Time Crystals. These are concepts in physics which he named and pioneered. Each has become a major focus of world-wide research.
In recent years, Wilczek has become fascinated with prospects for expanding perception (especially color perception) through technology. He is developing hardware and software tools for this.
He has authored several well-known books, and writes a monthly "Wilczek's Universe" feature for the Wall Street Journal. A murder mystery is coming soon.
Wilczek received a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in 1970, and a doctorate in physics at Princeton University in 1974. Currently, he is the Herman Feshbach Professor of physics at the MIT; founding director of the T. D. Lee Institute and chief scientist at Wilczek Quantum Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Distinguished Origins Professor at Arizona State University; and professor at Stockholm University.
He has been married to Betsy Devine since 1973. They have two daughters.