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Green Family Lecture Series: “What’s New In Two-Dimensional Topological Gravity”
December 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Edward Witten, Professor of Mathematical Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study
Edward Witten is a mathematical physicist at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Witten is a researcher in string theory, quantum gravity, and supersymmetric quantum field theories, and is a leading researcher in superstring theory. In addition to his contributions to physics, Witten’s work has had a significant impact in 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. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of a MacArthur Prize, the Dirac Medal, and other honors.