"Physics' sharpest mind since Einstein. "I do believe there really is a category for a genius who is a supernova - a supernova that lights up the entire scientific landscape and that is Ed Witten," said theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, the author of "Parallel Worlds and Hyperspace." "I think he is as close as you are going to get to a living Albert Einstein today." Witten insists such claims are exaggerated. But he is trying to solve a problem that eluded Einstein. He has devoted his life to reconciling two enormously successful but incompatible theories - Einstein's theory of general relativity and quantum mechanics, the dominant theory used to explain how the universe works at an atomic level. Laymen call it the theory of everything, or the Holy Grail of physics. "In the history of our intellectual development this will represent the crowning achievement of 2,000 years of investigation into the nature of matter - space and time," said Kaku." http://edition.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/06/27/witten.physics/index.html
That was written in 2005 - Ed Witten the Supernova was going to reconcile Newton's absolute time and Einstein's idiotic relative time:
"The effort to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity means reconciling totally different notions of time. In quantum mechanics, time is universal and absolute; its steady ticks dictate the evolving entanglements between particles. But in general relativity (Albert Einstein's theory of gravity), time is relative and dynamical, a dimension that's inextricably interwoven with directions X, Y and Z into a four-dimensional "space-time" fabric." https://www.quantamagazine.org/20161201-quantum-gravitys-time-problem/
Twelve years later, Ed Witten the Supernova has still not reconciled Newton's absolute time and Einstein's idiotic relative time. Why, Supernova?