A mathematician who has worked in the “theory of everything” and one whose works are the “germs of mathematical exposition and clarity” will share this year’s Wolf Prize in mathematics. Raoul Bott, who teaches at Harvard, works with the elementary atomic particles known as quarks and has contributed to the string theory, which attempts to explain the universe. Jean-Pierre Serre, who teaches in France, works in several fields, including topology and algebraic geometry.
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