Edward Frenkel is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, which he joined in 1997 after being on the faculty at Harvard University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and the winner of the Hermann Weyl Prize in mathematical physics.
In addition to his New York Times bestseller Love and Math, Frenkel has published two other books: Langlands Correspondence for Loop Groups and Vertex Algebras and Algebraic Curves (with David Ben-Zvi). He has also authored over eighty scholarly articles in academic journals, and he has lectured on his work around the world.
Frenkel’s research focuses on various aspects of Symmetry in Mathematics and Physics. Recently, he has been exploring fascinating links between the Langlands Program and dualities in Quantum Physics. To get an idea about this work, watch his four introductory lectures at the Berkeley Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in the top video player on the left (edited versions of these lectures were broadcast on the NHK TV network in Japan in 2015).
At UC Berkeley, Frenkel teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. For more on his research and teaching, visit his UC Berkeley webpage.
Frenkel has given lectures and made videos for general audience on various mathematical subjects, such as the one about the Riemann Hypothesis on Numberphile YouTube channel in the bottom video player on the left.
Selection of recent papers:
Quantum q-Langlands Correspondence (with M. Aganagic and A. Okounkov)
Spectra of Quantum KdV Hamiltonians, Langlands Duality, and Affine Opers (with D. Hernandez)
Surface Operators and Separation of Variables (with S. Gukov and J. Teschner)
Baxter’s Relations and Spectra of Quantum Integrable Models (with D. Hernandez)
The Langlands Program, Trace Formulas, and their Geometrization (AMS Colloquium Lectures)
Geometrization of Trace Formulas (with B.C. Ngô)
Formule des Traces et Fonctorialite: le Debut d’un Programme (with R. Langlands and B.C. Ngô)
Geometric Endoscopy and Mirror Symmetry (with E. Witten)