Edward Witten ’68 Wins New Fundamental Physics Prize

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Edward Witten, a 1968 graduate of The Park School, is among the nine recipients of a new prize rewarding work at the cutting edges of physics research. The $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize was awarded for the first time in 2012. Witten and three other recipients work at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. where they work on theories trying to tie together the basic particles and forces of the universe, particularly with a mathematical machinery known as string theory.

Edward Witten bio from the Institute for Advanced Study

New York Times article (July 31, 2012) on Fundamental Physics Prize announcement

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