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  1. On June 4, 1941, Wigner married his second wife, Mary Annette Wheeler, a professor of physics at Vassar College, who had completed her Ph.D. at Yale University in 1932. After the war she taught physics on the faculty of Rutgers University 's Douglass College in New Jersey until her retirement in 1964.

  2. Eugene Wigner, in full Eugene Paul Wigner, Hungarian Jenó Pál Wigner, (born November 17, 1902, Budapest, Hungary, Austria-Hungary—died January 1, 1995, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.), Hungarian-born American physicist, joint winner, with J. Hans D. Jensen of West Germany and Maria Goeppert Mayer of the United States, of the Nobel Prize for ...

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  3. Jan 1, 1995 · Eugene Paul Wigner. The Nobel Prize in Physics 1963. Born: 17 November 1902, Budapest, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary) Died: 1 January 1995, Princeton, NJ, USA. Affiliation at the time of the award: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. Prize motivation: “for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles ...

  4. Jan 1, 1995 · Eugene Wigner Biographical E ugene Paul Wigner, born in Budapest, Hungary, on November 17, 1902, naturalized a citizen of the United States on January 8, 1937, has been since 1938 Thomas D. Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics at Princeton University – he retired in 1971.

  5. Eugene Wigner Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.

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  6. Mar 12, 2019 · Back in 1961, the Nobel Prize–winning physicist Eugene Wigner outlined a thought experiment that demonstrated one of the lesser-known paradoxes of quantum mechanics. The experiment shows how the...

  7. Wigner's work provided a fresh insight into both physics and the philosophy of mathematics, and has been fairly often cited in the academic literature on the philosophy of physics and of mathematics. Wigner speculated on the relationship between the philosophy of science and the foundations of mathematics as follows:

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