Witten, Edward (2003) Physical law and the quest for mathematical understanding. Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, 40 (1). pp. 21-29. ISSN 0273-0979 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20111012-135645547
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The theoretical physics of the first quarter of the twentieth century -centering around relativity theory and nonrelativistic quantum mechanics-has had a broad influence mathematically. The main achievement of theoretical physics in the following half-century was the development of quantum field theory or QFT. Yet the mathematical influence of QFT still belongs largely to the 21st century, because its mathematical foundations are still not well-understood.
|Additional Information:||© 2002 American Mathematical Society. Received by the editors August 3, 2000, and, in revised form, February 21, 2002. Posted: October 9, 2002. This work was supported in part by NSF Grant PHY-9513835 and the Caltech Discovery Fund.|
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