What if you had to take an art class
in which you were only taught how to paint a fence? What if you were
never shown the paintings of van Gogh and Picasso, weren’t even told
they existed? Alas, this is how math is taught, and so for most of us it
becomes the intellectual equivalent of watching paint dry.
In Love and Math, renowned
mathematician Edward Frenkel reveals a side of math we’ve never seen,
suffused with all the beauty and elegance of a work of art. In this
heartfelt and passionate book, Frenkel shows that mathematics, far from
occupying a specialist niche, goes to the heart of all matter, uniting
us across cultures, time, and space..
About Edward Frenkel
Born: May 02, 1968
Эдуáрд Влади́мирович Фре́нкель, a
Russian-American mathematician working in representation theory,
algebraic geometry, and mathematical physics. Now he is a professor of
mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, which he joined
in 1997. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and
also the winner of the Hermann Weyl Prize in mathematical physics. His
book Love and Math was a New York Times bestseller. Frenkel has also
co-produced, co-directed and played the lead in the film Rites of Love
and Math in 2010.