FacebookTwitterYoutubeInstagramGoogle Plus

Physics & Mathematics
Edward Witten : On the Shoulders of Giants

Acknowledging the scientists who blazed intellectual trails before him, Isaac Newton wrote, “If I have seen a little further it was by standing on the shoulders of giants.” In this special annual series, we invite our audience to stand on the shoulders of a modern-day giant. In 2015, we were honored to present an address by a titan of physics, Edward Witten. Professor Witten is a leading light of superstring theory and the only physicist to have won the vaunted Fields Medal, mathematics' highest honor. Known for advancing a number of novel approaches in mathematics and physics, Witten opened up new vistas in 1995 when he unified five seemingly competing superstring theories into M-theory, which seeks to unify Einstein’s general theory of relativity with quantum mechanics.Learn More

View Additional Video Information

Physics & Mathematics
Edward Witten : On the Shoulders of Giants

Acknowledging the scientists who blazed intellectual trails before him, Isaac Newton wrote, “If I have seen a little further it was by standing on the shoulders of giants.” In this special annual series, we invite our audience to stand on the shoulders of a modern-day giant. In 2015, we were honored to present an address by a titan of physics, Edward Witten. Professor Witten is a leading light of superstring theory and the only physicist to have won the vaunted Fields Medal, mathematics' highest honor. Known for advancing a number of novel approaches in mathematics and physics, Witten opened up new vistas in 1995 when he unified five seemingly competing superstring theories into M-theory, which seeks to unify Einstein’s general theory of relativity with quantum mechanics.Learn More

View Additional Video Information

Up Next

1,308,584 views | 01:30:56
2,226,832 views | 01:39:22
01:08:05
290,231 views | 01:22:42
2,553,831 views | 01:38:44
134,134 views | 01:02:32
123,241 views | 01:23:44
504,617 views | 01:22:11
969,429 views | 01:41:28
130,492 views | 00:48:49
198,395 views | 01:33:30
66,710 views | 01:29:23
553,877 views | 01:27:52
305,166 views | 01:30:42
1,314,422 views | 01:30:10
319,508 views | 01:28:02
570,594 views | 01:16:48
698,230 views | 01:25:19
613,896 views | 01:31:14
91,895 views | 01:02:03
229,723 views | 01:35:29
99,160 views | 00:55:48
312,815 views | 01:36:21
1,151,710 views | 01:43:58
158,014 views | 01:02:50

Playlists