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Cornell professor wins 1982 Nobel Physics Prize

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Collier / October 19, 1982


American Kenneth G. Wilson won the 1982 Nobel Physics Prize and South African Aaron Klug won the chemistry prize, the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences announced.

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Mr. Wilson, of Cornell University, won the physics prize for his research into the transformation of matter - for example, from water to water vapor.

Mr. Klug, of MCR Laboratories in Britain, won the chemistry award for developing electron microscopy, which helps explain biological functions on the basis of chemical structure.