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Edward Witten  

Witten giving a speech at Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, Sweden, April 29, 2008


Born  Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. 
August 26, 1951
Residence  Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. 
Nationality  American 
Fields  Theoretical physics Superstring theory 
Institutions  Institute for Advanced Study Harvard University Oxford University California Institute of Technology Princeton University 
Alma mater 
Brandeis University (B.A., 1971)
University of Wisconsin, Madison (no degree)
Princeton University (M.A., 1974; Ph.D., 1976)

Doctoral advisor  David Gross[1] 
Other academic advisors  Sidney Coleman[2] Michael Atiyah[2] 
Doctoral students  Cumrun Vafa XiaoGang Wen Eva Silverstein Shamit Kachru Tamar Friedmann Sergei Gukov Dror BarNatan 
Known for  Mtheory Seiberg–Witten theory Seiberg–Witten invariants Wess–Zumino–Witten model Weinberg–Witten theorem Gromov–Witten invariant Hořava–Witten domain wall Vafa–Witten theorem Witten index 
Notable awards  MacArthur Fellowship (1982) Dirac Medal (1985) Albert Einstein Medal (1985) Fields Medal (1990) Alan T. Waterman Award (1995) Dannie Heineman Prize (1998) Nemmers Prize (2000) National Medal of Science (2002) Harvey Prize (2005) Henri Poincaré Prize (2006) Crafoord Prize (2008) Lorentz Medal (2010) Isaac Newton Medal (2010) Fundamental Physics Prize (2012) Kyoto Prize (2014) Albert Einstein Award (2016)[3] 
Spouse  Chiara Nappi 
Children  Daniela Witten, Ilana Witten, Rafael Witten 
Website www.sns.ias.edu/witten 
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