## Wednesday, January 05, 2011 ... //

### Edward Witten: Knots and quantum theory

Three weeks ago, on December 15th, 2010, Friends of the IAS Princeton invited the undisputed Lord of the Strings, Edward Witten, to give a talk about knots in general and about their relationship to the quantum theory in particular.

It is the discipline of mathematics in which the power of the physical intuition and the power of Witten's brain have been demonstrated most comprehensibly from the mathematicians' viewpoint - and the topic that has largely earned the Fields medal for Witten himself.