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/ ˈwɪg nər /
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Eugene Paul, 1902–95, U.S. physicist, born in Hungary: Nobel Prize 1963.
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Wigner and Wilkins’ work on determining the energy distribution of such neutrons is a foundation of nuclear physics, still cited by researchers today.Mathematician J. Ernest Wilkins Jr. was a Manhattan Project standout despite racism|Emily Conover|June 22, 2021|Science News
In Wigner’s thought experiment, a person we’ll call Wigner’s friend is inside a lab.A New Theorem Maps Out the Limits of Quantum Physics|Anil Ananthaswamy|December 3, 2020|Quanta Magazine
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/ (ˈwɪɡnə) /
Eugene Paul. 1902–95, US physicist, born in Hungary. He is noted for his contributions to nuclear physics: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1963
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