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Mathematical Physics

In mathematical physics, new problems in physics give rise to new mathematics to solve them, while new mathematics open doors to understandings of the physical universe.

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As one of six Sofja Kovalevskaja Award winners, Perimeter postdoc Matteo Smerlak will apply statistical mechanics and mathematics to Darwin’s…
/Oct 26, 2017
If society boosts confidence in math, women will come to (and more importantly, stay in) the field, says Emmy Noether…
/Aug 16, 2017
People kept telling Bianca Dittrich to turn back. She ignored them, and is breaking new ground on one of physics’…
/Aug 11, 2017
In this abridgement of his 2015 FQXi second-prize-winning essay “Mathematics Is Physics,” Matthew Leifer argues that mathematics is a natural…
/Dec 01, 2016
Perimeter Faculty member Laurent Freidel’s new research aims to revisit and revise the very notion of space.
/Nov 23, 2016
Recent Perimeter research based on the holographic principle seeks new connections between general relativity and quantum field theory. 
/Aug 16, 2016
Einstein called Emmy Noether the “most important woman in the history of mathematics.” Find out about Perimeter’s Emmy Noether Fellowships…
/Oct 23, 2015
As the newly announced Clay Riddell Paul Dirac Chair in Theoretical Physics, Pedro Vieira is continuing his quest to equip…
/Oct 17, 2015
Emmy Noether’s astounding insights continue to underpin physics. Pity most people haven’t heard of her.
/Sep 17, 2015
Perimeter physicist Matteo Smerlak helps uncover a new predator-prey power law that shapes biomass scaling across ecosystems.
/Sep 16, 2015