Edward Witten

American theoretical physicist

** Date of Birth: **26-Aug-1951

** Place of Birth: **Baltimore, Maryland, United States

**Profession: **physicist, mathematician, university teacher, theoretical physicist

**Nationality:** United States

**Zodiac Sign: **Virgo

- Edward Witten (born August 26, 1951) 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, supersymmetric 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 physicist to be awarded a Fields Medal by the International Mathematical Union, awarded for his 1981 proof of the positive energy theorem in general relativity.

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