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Wigner, Eugene Paul

Born: 1902 AD
Died: 1995 AD, at 93 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Physicists

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US (Hungarian-born) physicist

 

immigrated to US 1930 (naturalized US citizen 1937)

 

introduced group theory into quantum mechanics

 

wrote "Group Theory and Its Application to Atomic Spectra" 1931

 

prover and eponym of Wigner's theorem 1932

 

president of American Physical Society 1956

 

Nobel Prize in Physics 1963


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