Kenneth G. Wilson, NRG’s ‘creator’

The Numerical Renormalization Group (NRG) method was developed by Keneth G. Wilson in the 1970s. He was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work associated to NRG. The Nobel Prize recognized Wilson “for his theory for critical phenomena in connection with phase transitions”, therefore NRG was ‘just’ a tool he developed to better understand quite broad phenomena in Physics. Therefore, at the end of this course, besides being able to use NRG to solve some specific problems (most notably the so-called ‘Kondo problem’) you will also have grasped some of the ideas related to the application of the Renormalization Group  to different Physical systems.