A New York Times bestseller. Winner of the 2015 Euler Book Prize. Published in 18 languages.
“Powerful, passionate and inspiring.”
—New York Times
“winsome new memoir… this book is three things: a Platonic love letter to mathematics; an attempt to give the layman some idea of its most magnificent drama-in-progress; and an autobiographical account, by turns inspiring and droll, of how the author himself came to be a leading player in that drama.”
—New York Review of Books
“Love and Math is Edward Frenkel’s Lara poems… As is true for all the great Russian novels, you will find in Frenkel’s tale that one person’s individual story of love and overcoming adversity provides both a penetrating lens on society and a revealing mirror into the human mind.”
“We have many ways to connect to infinity: through art, through poetry, through love. But mathematics gives us perhaps the most cerebral and logical way to connect to the infinite.”
The global financial crisis, Frenkel argues, was sparked in substantial part by improper use of mathematical models by financial institutions. More generally, in his view, financial professionals and clients alike have much to gain by taking a greater interest in math—and…
Edward Frenkel wants you to understand mathematics so economists, bankers, corporations, and intelligence agencies can’t manipulate you anymore.
“If we are to give students the right tools to navigate an increasingly math-driven world, we must teach them early on that mathematics is not just about numbers and how to solve equations but about concepts and ideas.”