Gian-Carlo Wick, Italian physicist

Gian-Carlo Wick, Italian physicist

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Credit: EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Gian-Carlo Wick (1909-1992), Italian physicist. Wick studied in Turin, but then went to Germany for further study. From 1932, he worked in Rome as an assistant to Enrico Fermi. From 1946, he worked in the USA at a variety of institutions, including Berkeley, Carnegie (1951 to 1957), Princeton and Columbia. He also worked at CERN in Geneva. His best-known contributions are in quantum field theory, and several mathematical methods are named after him, such as Wick's theorem. His awards include the Dannie Heineman Prize (1967). Photographed at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, USA.Restrictions:

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