Physical sciences use mathematics as their language, however, mathematics is not only a language: it is a complex and lively body of ideas and insights with a sophisticated set of techniques, leading to a deep d rapidly progressing understanding of mathematical objects and structures. The deepest and most advanced part of theoretical physics uses mathematics not only as a language to formulate its description of nature: it exploits the full power of forefront mathematical research to create a consistent theoretical framework for the description of physical objects and their behavior, and to explore the consequences of the fundamental laws for real systems.

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NCCR SwissMAP aims to encourage the mutual exchange of ideas and methods, and to foster an environment where mathematical rigor and physical intuition merge in a natural way. The NCCR is organized in terms of 5 research areas: 

Our mission is to bring these subjects and their interaction to a new level.

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