Electric-magnetic duality, monopole condensation, and confinement in N= 2 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. N Seiberg, E Witten. Nuclear Physics B. Edward Witten (born August 26, ) is an American theoretical physicist and professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, who is widely known as “the most. Edward Witten reflects on the meaning of dualities in physics and math, emergent space-time, and the pursuit of a complete description of.


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With Anton Kapustinhe has made deep mathematical connections between S-duality of gauge theories and the geometric Langlands correspondence. From a generalization of SYK models from condensed matter and quantum chaos, he has also recently brought tensor models of Garau to the relevance of holographic and quantum gravity theories.

In general, Witten has done influential and insightful works in many aspects of quantum field theories and mathematical physics, including the physics and mathematics of anomalies, integrability, dualities, localization, homologies and so on.

Many of his results have deeply influenced many areas in edward witten physics often well beyond the original context of his resultsincluding string theory, quantum gravity and topological condensed matter. He also appeared in the list of TIME magazine's most influential people of In he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

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Witten sits on the board of directors of Americans for Peace Now and is edward witten on the advisory council of J Street. Princeton University TreimanEdward Witten, Bruno Zumino. Current Algebra and Anomalies: A Set of Lecture Notes and Papers. Schwarzand E.

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Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics. In September Witten was appointed professor of Physics at Princeton. Basically Witten is a mathematical physicist and he has a wealth of important publications which are properly in physics. However, as Atiyah writes in [ 3 ]: Time and again he has surprised the mathematical community by his brilliant application of physical insight leading to new and deep mathematical theorems.

Speaking at the American Mathematical Society Centennial Symposium inWitten explained the relation between geometry and theoretical physics: Of course, quantum physics had from the beginning a marked influence in many edward witten of mathematics - functional analysis and representation theoryto mention just two.

Several important influences have brought about a change in this situation.

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One of the principal influences was the recognition - clearly established by the middle s - of the central role of nonabelian gauge theory in elementary particle edward witten.

The other main influence came from the emerging study edward witten supersymmetry and string theory. In his study of these areas of theoretical physics, Witten has achieved a level of mathematics which has led him to be awarded the highest honour that a mathematician can receive, namely a Fields Medal.

He received the medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians which was held in Kyoto, Japan in The Proceedings of the Congress contains two articles describing Witten's mathematical work which led to the award.

The main tribute is the article [ 3 ] by Atiyahbut Atiyah could not be in Kyoto to deliver the address so the address at the Congress was delivered by Faddeev [ 5 ] who quotes freely from Atiyah [ 3 ]. Supersymmetry is a surprising and subtle idea—the idea that the equations representing basic laws of nature don't change if certain particles in the equations are interchanged with one another.


Gordon KaneSupersymmetry: Unveiling the Ultimate Laws of Edward witten He never does calculations except in his mind. I will fill pages with calculations before I understand what I'm doing.

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But Edward will sit edward witten only to calculate a minus sign, or a factor of two. Chiara Nappi quoted by Robert P.

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