Math vs. Physics

Robbert Dijkgraaf, Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor, discusses the complex relationship between mathematics and physics with Brady Haran of Numberphile during the 2017 National Math Festival in Washington, D.C. Dijkgraaf examines the differences between the fields, their powerful connection fostered by the sharing of principles and theories, and how they might come together to form a powerful breakthrough.

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Numberphile is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative.