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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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When mathematician Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach set out to write about Emmy Noether’s now ubiquitous theorems, she was surprised to learn that…
/Mar 22, 2019
The theory that governs the interactions of quarks and gluons inside atoms has long been an intractable mathematical snarl. Perimeter…
/Feb 08, 2019
A century ago, Emmy Noether published a theorem that would change mathematics and physics. Here’s an all-ages guided tour through…
/Jul 23, 2018
Former Perimeter grad student Cohl Furey suspects eight-dimensional numbers called “octonions” could unlock secrets of the universe, and she’s not…
/Jul 20, 2018
Perimeter researchers are pulling from physics and mathematics to connect two ways of understanding nature, writes Dan Falk.
/Jun 01, 2018
After obtaining the first PhD in mathematics ever granted by the University of Ghana, Prince Osei is tackling complex problems…
/Mar 07, 2018
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