Towards the Reunification of Modern Mathematics and Physics


Towards the Reunification of Modern Mathematics and Physics


Arthur M. Jaffe


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Arthur M. Jaffe is the Landon T. Clay Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Science at Harvard University. He is also chief editor of Communications in Mathematical Physics, editor or Progress in Physics and Selecta Mathematica, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Dr. Jaffe earned his B.A. at Princeton University and e second bachelor‘s degree from Cambridge University. and returned to Princeton to earn a Ph.D. in physics. He taught at Stanford University, was a member at the particle physics group at S.L.A.C., end wee e research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, before joining the faculty at Harvard. where he has been for over twenty years. Dr. Jaffe tool time off mom Harvard to be a visiting professor at the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule in Zurich, at Princeton University and at Rockefeller University. and ha has delivered invited Iectur8g at many institutiions including Rice University, Yale University and the Mathematical Association of America.

Dr. Jaffe is widely known for his work in mathematical physics. He earned Guggenheim and Sloan Fellowships and received an honorary degree from Harvard. He was given the New York Academy of Science Award in Mathametics and Physics and the Dannie Heinemann Prize by the American Physical Society.

His work: Dr. Jaffe has written extensively in subjects such as vortices and monopoles. quantum field theory and statistical mechanics, constructive quantum field theory, and gauge field theories. His innovations in the methods and domain of field theory here enabled him to create mathematical models for a wide variety of phenomena, from quarks and monopoles in particle physics to critical exponents in condensed matter physics.


Mathematical Physics

Creation Date

October 27, 1990

Towards the Reunification of Modern Mathematics and Physics