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Jeff Harvey
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110 votes
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Does Physics need non-analytic smooth functions?

40 votes

Examples of non-rigorous but efficient mathematical methods in physics

39 votes

Mathematical "urban legends"

38 votes

Mathematician trying to learn string theory

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Is the Mendeleev table explained in quantum mechanics?

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What exactly is the relation between string theory and conformal field theory?

20 votes

What makes four dimensions special?

19 votes

What is the motivation for a vertex algebra?

18 votes
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Are umbral moonshine and umbral calculus connected?

14 votes

String theory "computation" for math undergrad audience

13 votes

On the periods in the periodic table (or Why is a noble gas stable?)

12 votes

Is there a "right" proof of Riemann's Theta Relation?

12 votes

Research-level mathematical bookstores

12 votes
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Computing Thompson series for the monster group

12 votes

Is Langlands reciprocity somehow analogous to the wave-particle duality of quantum mechanics?

11 votes
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Monstrous moonshine for $M_{24}$ and K3?

10 votes

Example for non equivalent rational full CFTs with same modular invariant (partition function)

10 votes

How are the classifying space of $E_8$ and $K(\mathbb{Z},4)$ related?

10 votes

Topology of black holes

9 votes
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Dimensional regularization in odd dimensions

9 votes

What do correlation functions compute in CFT?

9 votes
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The use of Hall algebras in physics

8 votes

Number theory and physics

8 votes
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Mock Theta Functions

8 votes

mirror symmetry with algebraic geometry?

8 votes

Is there a relation between 4-dimensional general relativity and exotic smooth structures on $\mathbb{R}^4$?

8 votes

Cohomology of $BE_8$ and $BSU(2)$

7 votes
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Relation between TQFT and Wilson lines, boundary conditions, surface defects etc

7 votes

The proof that a vertex algebra can lead to a Wightman QFT

6 votes

Higgs mechanism from a deformation quantization point of view