Okay, given that the subject is theoretical physics and I'm not much into that field I understand why I have no recognition.

When looking at his Wikipedia I see he made Time 100 so it still might be worth knowing the name.

Witten is one of the greatest physicists alive, if not the greatest. He is the one who unified the various string theories into M-theory. He is also the only physicist to receive a Fields Medal.

Open thread, January 25- February 1

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read25th Jan 2014318 comments

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If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.