Edward Witten is an American theoretical physicist and professor of mathematical physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

Witten is a researcher in string theory, quantum gravity, super symmetric quantum field theories, and other areas of mathematical physics.

In addition to his contributions to physics, Witten’s work has significantly impacted pure mathematics. In 1990 he became the first and so far the only physicist to be awarded a Fields Medal by the International Mathematical Union.

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- 26th August, 1951

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