**#5** by **tuco** » Jan 20, 2017 7:02 pm

Oh yeah its starts nicely as usual ..theory of little vibrating one dimensional objects .. this sounds a bit innocuous. Its not innocuous its .. unimaginable.

If I understand it correctly, the physicists had tools, in other words math, the mathematicians did not have. Or better yet, the physicists have not told the mathematicians about their know-how. Is there any other example where maths lags behind physics? I am asking because the way I understand it, physics is applied math.

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edit: I do recognize that experimental physics lags behind theoretical and yes I also find it unsatisfactory. I guess change of priorities is in order. Bigger colliders, go!