Robbert Dijkgraaf is a mathematical physicist. Extra footage from this interview: https://youtu.be/FpkvNJCVEUA

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But it’s the same that happened with calculus, and with calculus of variations etc

Fascinating! What a brilliant man. The fact that I could follow what was being talked about as a complete layman shows just how well he simplified it, and that means he has a deep understanding of it.

I hate studying math at school, and somehow every video about math in this channel fascinated me.

Consciousness is the arbitrary path of advantageous self realization patterns through a multiverse. Kind of like wave theory.

Physics creates Maths, Maths creates Physics. There is no "winner".

general relativity ∧ quantum mechanics = special relativity

Just throwing this out there, but Robbert Dijgraaf looks remarkably like a bit younger, blonde James Woods, the Hollywood actor.

Math describes physics

Physics demonstrates math

Without physics, maths is useless numbers. Without maths, physics is useless theories. The two go hand in hand and are needed to give eachother purpose

Mathematics is a tool. Physics is truth. That's what I think.

physics is math applied to objects

Math??? I thought this is a british channel

Is Quantum Mechanics the new Flat Earth Theory. I think we will look back and wonder how on earth were we that foolish.

you don't look at zero. zero looks at you

Watch out world! I am coming! 🙂

Am I the only one who thinks Robert looks exactly like Schrödinger??

Math is just fine without science. What would science be without math?

But to the other point its very possible the model could lead to completely new ways of thinking i.e math thought as well

it won't revolution math but it would give new subjects of math based on the fact that these new concepts/models of physics now have to be analysis in a mathematical theory? And these math objects don't nessarilly lead to new math ways of thought we may already have the math to describe the model we just don't know the model yet.

Is math related to science?

…and not a single gradient operator was introduced…

"many many years of evolution" you're a mathematichian you must prove this phrase by maths

Never really struggled with math but I actually struggle with physics.

Outstanding explanation !