For those who don't know Ed Witten united the 5 different versions of string theory into M-theory
more info... or just search google
bottom line he is possibly the smartest man alive
Tom, do you seriously think some people don't know Witten :surprise:
Only as someone who knows he is also just a nice guy. Not only an alien!
Birthdays are a time for the rest of us to celebrate someone's life and work.
How old is he this year?
I think the Who's Who and other sources put him in 1951
and this gives what exactly?!
he's a mathematical genius but i dont know much about as a physicist because as you know physicists are bound to experiments and not to their paperwork.
Sorry I don't understand what this has to do with Ed's Birthday which was August 26th, so long ago now it's almost his NEXT birthday
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