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Question 1: In 1985, he was appointed as Cornell's Director of the Center for Theory and Simulation in Science and Engineering (known now as the ________, one of five national supercomputer center created by the National Science Foundation.
Columbia UniversityRutgers UniversityBrown UniversityCornell University

Question 2: Wilson has been a faculty member at the ________.
Cornell UniversityPennsylvania State UniversityOhio State UniversityMichigan State University

Question 3: In this theory he gave not only important, and even numerical, insights to the field of critical statics and dynamics in statistical physics, but indirectly also basic answers to the question: "What is ________?" and "What does renormalization mean?".
Particle physicsDirac equationQuantum field theoryQuantum electrodynamics

Question 4: ________, D.Sc (Hon.), 1981
Harvard CrimsonBrown UniversityHarvard UniversityRutgers University

Question 5: ________, Distinguished Alumni Award, 1981
California Institute of TechnologyUniversity of California, Los AngelesUniversity of California, San DiegoUniversity of Southern California

Question 6: Kenneth Geddes Wilson (born June 8, 1936) is an American ________.
Theoretical physicsAristotleTimeIsaac Newton

Question 7: He earned his PhD from ________ in 1961, studying under Murray Gell-Mann.
University of California, San DiegoUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUniversity of California, Los AngelesCalifornia Institute of Technology

Question 8: He joined ________ in 1963 in the Department of Physics as a junior faculty member, becoming a full professor in 1970.
Columbia UniversityBrown UniversityRutgers UniversityCornell University


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