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.
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.