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by Hannah Leitheiser

mathematicians and physicists together

the elegant universe: superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory

brian greene

2010

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2017-11-16

the author talkes about how string theory brings physicists and mathematicians together. my experience of physics is it can be fairly loose with mathematics, which means physics is not just a matter of logic but also experience in knowing what sorts of approximations you can get away with. i have less exposure to how mathematicians operate, but guess it's more formal. green compares them to modern and classical musicians.