his new book Love and Math, Berkeley mathematician
Edward Frenkel shows that mathematics, far from occupying
a specialist niche, goes to the heart of all matter, uniting
us across cultures, time, and space.
and Math tells two intertwined stories: of the wonders
of mathematics and of one young man's journey learning and
living it. Having braved a discriminatory educational system
to become one of the leading mathematicians, Frenkel now
works on one of the biggest ideas to come out of math in
the last 50 years: the Langlands Program. Considered by
many to be a Grand Unified Theory of mathematics, the Langlands
Program enables researchers to translate findings from one
field to another so that they can solve problems, such as
Fermat's last theorem, that had seemed intractable before.
and Math is an invitation to discover the hidden magic
universe of mathematics.
ode, part autobiography, Love and Math is an admirable
attempt to lay bare the beauty of numbers for all to see.
words love and math arent usually uttered in the same
breath. But mathematician Edward Frenkel is on a mission
to change that."
Wall Street Journal
and Math = fast-paced adventure story + intimate memoir
+ insiders account of the quest to decode a Rosetta
Stone at the heart of modern math. It all adds up to a thrilling
intellectual ride and a tale of surprising passion.
Steven Strogatz, Professor of Applied Mathematics,
Cornell University, and author of The Joy of x
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