Mathematician:Edward Witten

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American theoretical physicist and professor of mathematical physics.

Researcher in string theory, quantum gravity, supersymmetric quantum field theories, and other areas of mathematical physics.

Fields Medal

Edward Witten was awarded a Fields Medal in $\text {1990}$ at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Kyoto, Japan:

Time and again he has surprised the mathematical community by a brilliant application of physical insight leading to new and deep mathematical theorems.




Theorems and Definitions


  • 1976: Some Problems in the Short Distance Analysis of Gauge Theories
  • 1982: Super-symmetry and Morse Theory (J. Differ. Geom. Vol. 17, no. 4: pp. 661 – 692)
  • 1988: Topological quantum field theory (Commun. Math. Phys. Vol. 117, no. 3: pp. 353 – 386)


note the erroneous year of birth