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Frank Wilczek: Quiz


Question 1: He received his Bachelor of Science in ________ at the University of Chicago in 1970, a Master of Arts in Mathematics at Princeton University, 1972, and a Ph.D. in physics at Princeton University in 1974.
Mathematical logicSet theoryMathematicsGeometry

Question 2: He has worked on an unusually wide range of topics, ranging across condensed matter physics, ________, and particle physics.
Celestial mechanicsAstronomyAstrophysicsUniverse

Question 3: 2002, "On the world's numerical recipe(an ode to physics)," ________ 131(1): 142-47.
Greek mythologyMinosApolloDaedalus

Question 4: The theory, which was independently discovered by H. David Politzer, was important for the development of ________.
Standard ModelYang–Mills theoryQuantum chromodynamicsPhoton

Question 5: Born in Mineola, ________, of Polish and Italian origin, Wilczek was educated in the public schools of Queens, attending Martin Van Buren High School.
ConnecticutNew JerseyNew YorkMassachusetts

Question 6: Behavior of matter: phase structure of quark matter at ultra-high temperature and density; ________;
QCD matterFermionic condensateColor superconductivityStrange matter

Question 7: Frank Anthony Wilczek (born May 15, 1951) is a theoretical physicist from the United States and a ________.
List of Nobel laureates by university affiliationFrederick SangerList of Nobel laureatesList of Nobel laureates by country

Question 8: Wilczek has helped to reveal and develop ________, anyons, asymptotic freedom, the color superconducting phases of quark matter, and other aspects of quantum field theory.
AxionNeutronNeutrinoTop quark

Question 9: Wilczek, along with David Gross and H. David Politzer, was awarded the ________ in 2004 for their discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction.
Tsung-Dao LeeNicolaas BloembergenJohn Hasbrouck Van VleckNobel Prize in Physics

Question 10: ________, "Leaping into the Grand Unknown: Review of The Lightness of Being," The New York Review of Books 56(6), April 9, 2009.
Stephen HawkingFreeman DysonCharles Hard TownesBenoît Mandelbrot


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