Nima-Arkani Hamed, Professor, School of Natural Sciences IAS; Thomas Lam, von Neumann Fellow, School of Mathematics IAS
May 29, 2019
Physics and mathematics seem to be in a pre-established harmony, as Gottfried Leibniz observed long ago. New ideas generated by mathematical researchers have often proved to be essential to physicists trying to discover the most basic laws of nature. Likewise, physicists have often generated new insights into advanced mathematics.