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Physics

USA

2023

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D-index
216
Citations
253,680
461
World Ranking
102
National Ranking
73

Physics
D-index
209
Citations
233,215
431
World Ranking
12
National Ranking
9

2023 - Research.com Physics in United States Leader Award

2022 - Research.com Best Scientist Award

2022 - Research.com Physics in United States Leader Award

2019 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2014 - Kyoto Prize in Mathematical sciences Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Mathematical Sciences through the Exploration of Superstring Theory

2013 - Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

2012 - Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics For applications of topology to physics, non-perturbative duality symmetries, models of particle physics derived from string theory, dark matter detection, and the twistor-string approach to particle scattering amplitudes, as well as numerous applications of quantum field theory to mathematics.

2010 - Lorentz Medal, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

2002 - US President's National Medal of Science "For his leadership in a broad range of topics in mathematics and theoretical physics, including attempts to understand the fundamental forces of nature through string theory, and his inspired use of insights from physics to unify apparently disparate areas of mathematics.", Presented by President George W. Bush in a White House East Room ceremony on November 6, 2003.

1999 - Fellow of the Royal Society, United Kingdom

1998 - Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society and American Institute of Physics

1998 - Oskar Klein Medal, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

1990 - Fields Medal of International Mathematical Union (IMU) Time and again he has surprised the mathematical community by a brilliant application of physical insight leading to new and deep mathematical theorems.

1988 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1984 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1984 - Fellow of American Physical Society (APS) Citation For highly significant contributions to theoretical developments in QCD, supersymmetry, and gravitational theory

1982 - Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation

- Quantum mechanics
- Quantum field theory
- String theory

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Theoretical physics, Mathematical physics, Particle physics, Supersymmetry and Quantum mechanics. His work carried out in the field of Theoretical physics brings together such families of science as Superstring theory, Quantum electrodynamics and Gauge theory. The study incorporates disciplines such as Quantum gravity, Boundary and N = 4 supersymmetric Yang–Mills theory in addition to Mathematical physics.

His work deals with themes such as Generalization, Sigma model, String theory and Conformal field theory, which intersect with Supersymmetry. In his research on the topic of Quantum mechanics, Color confinement is strongly related with Current algebra. His Compactification study combines topics in areas such as Topological string theory, String field theory, Heterotic string theory and Superpotential.

- Anti De Sitter Space And Holography (12155 citations)
- String theory and noncommutative geometry (4430 citations)
- Quantum field theory and the Jones polynomial (3920 citations)

Edward Witten focuses on Theoretical physics, Mathematical physics, Gauge theory, Particle physics and Superstring theory. Edward Witten has included themes like Supersymmetry and Quantum mechanics in his Theoretical physics study. Edward Witten interconnects Quantum electrodynamics, Conformal field theory and Moduli space in the investigation of issues within Mathematical physics.

His Gauge theory research includes themes of Quantum field theory and Pure mathematics. Edward Witten has researched Superstring theory in several fields, including Supergravity and Green–Schwarz mechanism. The various areas that Edward Witten examines in his Heterotic string theory study include Instanton, String field theory and Non-critical string theory.

- Theoretical physics (42.24%)
- Mathematical physics (34.47%)
- Gauge theory (20.34%)

- Theoretical physics (42.24%)
- Superstring theory (18.79%)
- Mathematical physics (34.47%)

His primary scientific interests are in Theoretical physics, Superstring theory, Mathematical physics, Supersymmetry and Gauge theory. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Supergravity and Quantum mechanics. His Superstring theory research is within the category of Particle physics.

His Mathematical physics research focuses on Action and how it relates to Path integral formulation. His Gauge theory study also includes fields such as

- Khovanov homology that intertwine with fields like Boundary value problem and Elliptic partial differential equation,
- Pure mathematics that connect with fields like Algebra and Instanton. Relationship between string theory and quantum field theory and String field theory is closely connected to Non-critical string theory in his research, which is encompassed under the umbrella topic of Heterotic string theory.

- Ultralight scalars as cosmological dark matter (795 citations)
- A Duality Web in 2+1 Dimensions and Condensed Matter Physics (326 citations)
- Fermion Path Integrals And Topological Phases (298 citations)

- Quantum mechanics
- Quantum field theory
- Algebra

His main research concerns Theoretical physics, Mathematical physics, Superstring theory, Moduli space and Gauge theory. His studies in Theoretical physics integrate themes in fields like Limit, Tensor, Quantum mechanics and Particle physics. Supersymmetry is the focus of his Particle physics research.

His Mathematical physics study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Gravitation, Action, Spacetime and Path integral formulation. Edward Witten has included themes like String and Genus in his Superstring theory study. His Gauge theory research integrates issues from Khovanov homology, Anomaly, Knot and Pure mathematics.

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Anti De Sitter Space And Holography

Edward Witten.

Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics **(1998)**

19209 Citations

Quantum field theory and the Jones polynomial

Edward Witten.

Communications in Mathematical Physics **(1989)**

6152 Citations

Anti-de Sitter Space, Thermal Phase Transition, And Confinement in Gauge Theories

Edward Witten.

Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics **(1998)**

5873 Citations

Electric - magnetic duality, monopole condensation, and confinement in N=2 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory

N. Seiberg;N. Seiberg;Edward Witten.

Nuclear Physics **(1994)**

5866 Citations

String theory and noncommutative geometry

Nathan Seiberg;Edward Witten.

Journal of High Energy Physics **(1999)**

5712 Citations

Dynamical Breaking of Supersymmetry

Edward Witten.

Nuclear Physics **(1981)**

5386 Citations

Cosmic separation of phases

Edward Witten.

Physical Review D **(1984)**

4406 Citations

Monopole Condensation, And Confinement In N=2 Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theory

N Seiberg;Edward Witten.

arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory **(1994)**

3880 Citations

Global Aspects of Current Algebra

Edward Witten.

Nuclear Physics **(1983)**

3726 Citations

Vacuum configurations for superstrings

P. Candelas;Gary T. Horowitz;Andrew Strominger;Edward Witten.

Nuclear Physics **(1985)**

3669 Citations

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