KNOTS & QUANTUM THEORY | EDWARD WITTEN

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KNOTS & QUANTUM THEORY | EDWARD WITTEN

IAS | INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY | 2011

A knot is more or less what you think it is — a tangled mess of string in ordinary three-dimensional space .

In the twentieth century , mathematicians developed a rich and deep theory of knots .

Surprisingly , as Edward Witten , Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences , explains in this lecture , it turned out that many of the most interesting ideas about knots have their roots in quantum physics .

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