Frank Wilczek

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Frank Wilczek, recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics, is the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at MIT and the author of the “Wilczek’s Universe” feature in the Wall Street Journal. He is also founding director of the T.D. Lee Institute at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Distinguished Origins Professor at Arizona State University, and a professor of physics at Stockholm University and Nordita (The Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics).

Professor Wilczek has made major contributions to elementary particle physics, cosmology, and the quantum theory of matter. In addition to his research, he frequently explains topics at the frontiers of physics to wider scientific audiences in Nature and elsewhere. He is the author of several books, including The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces (Basic, 2008) and, most recently, A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design (Penguin, 2015).