Edward Witten, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


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

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About Edward Witten

  • 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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