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The 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to theoretical physicist Kenneth G. Wilson for his work in understanding the ''critical point'' of phase transitions - the exact point at which matter transitions to another state, such as when a solid become liquid. Wilson's work was subsequently applied to quantum mechanics, where he is considered a pioneer who laid the theoretical groundwork for today's quantum physicists. Nobel Prize is made of 18kt gold, plated in 24kt gold, consistent with the 1982 medals. Medal features the relief portrait of Alfred Nobel to front, with his name and the years of his birth and death. Verso features a relief of the Goddess Isis, whose veil is held up by a woman who represents the genius of science. Encircling the medal are the words ''Inventas vitam juvat excoluisse per artes'', translating to ''And they who bettered life on earth by their newly found mastery''. Wilson's name and 1982 in Roman numerals are engraved on a plaque below the relief of the 2 women, with ''Reg. Acad. Scient. Suec.'' also written, an abbreviation for The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Etched upon the medal is the name of Erik Lindberg, designer of the Nobel medal. Housed in the original red leather case with Kenneth G. Wilson's name gilt stamped. Medal weighs 173 grams or just over 6 oz. and measures 2.5'' in diameter. Case measures 5.5'' x 5.5'' x 1''. Presented in near fine condition. With an LOA from Kenneth Wilson's widow.
Nobel Prize Awarded to Physicist Kenneth G. Wilson in 1982 -- One of the Kingpins of Quantum PhysicsNobel Prize Awarded to Physicist Kenneth G. Wilson in 1982 -- One of the Kingpins of Quantum PhysicsNobel Prize Awarded to Physicist Kenneth G. Wilson in 1982 -- One of the Kingpins of Quantum PhysicsNobel Prize Awarded to Physicist Kenneth G. Wilson in 1982 -- One of the Kingpins of Quantum Physics
Nobel Prize Awarded to Physicist Kenneth G. Wilson in 1982 -- One of the Kingpins of Quantum PhysicsNobel Prize Awarded to Physicist Kenneth G. Wilson in 1982 -- One of the Kingpins of Quantum Physics
Nobel Prize Awarded to Physicist Kenneth G. Wilson in 1982 -- One of the Kingpins of Quantum Physics
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