Mickey Atwal ?(@MickeyAtwal) said -
and we fully agree. Very rarely physicists are awarded Nobel prize for mathematically beautiful theories, Wilson’s renormalization group being an exception. Renormalization group touches every branch of theoretical physics, because it connects physics of the last few centuries (linear theories + perturbation) with physics of possibly the next few centuries (nonlinearity, self similarity, fractal).
Yet when we search for Ken Wilson in google, everyone from a sportcaster and car dealer to a high class thief comes in the top page, but not the brilliant physicist. You do not find him until you use the full name Kenneth Wilson. That is nearly as tragic as his passing away.