# The modern study of knots grew out an attempt by three 19th-century Scottish physicists to apply knot theory to fundamental questions about the universe

@inproceedings{Silver2016TheMS, title={The modern study of knots grew out an attempt by three 19th-century Scottish physicists to apply knot theory to fundamental questions about the universe}, author={Daniel S. Silver}, year={2016} }

T ake a length of rope, loop and weave it around itself and connect its ends. The result , of course, is a knot. Creating a knot seems simple, yet knot theory is one of the most active fields in mathematics today, yielding thousands of peer-reviewed articles over the past decade. There's even an academic journal devoted entirely to knot theory. One reason for its popularity is the conviction that knots have profound implications for fields other than mathematics. Already knot theory has been… CONTINUE READING

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