The enormous usefulness of mathematics in the natural sciences is something bordering on the mysterious.

from *The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences* (1959)

November 17, 1902 – January 1, 1995

Eugene Paul "E. P." Wigner was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist who also contributed to mathematical physics. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles.

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