“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…
“He’s surely the first mathematician to appear nude on film, as he does in a silent short movie he co-directed and starred in. It’s called “Rites of Love and Math,” and Frenkel plays a mathematician who discovers the mathematical formula for love….
When people ask what do you do, you tell them… ? I tell them I am a mathematician and brace for their reaction. This is like a litmus test: will a sign of curiosity appear on their faces, or will they…
Edward Frenkel wants you to understand mathematics so economists, bankers, corporations, and intelligence agencies can’t manipulate you anymore.
Dans l’ouvrage Amour et Maths (Flammarion), Edward Frenkel se propose de nous faire partager sa passion pour cette discipline en explorant tous ses secrets. Chercheur génial et iconoclaste, il parvient à nous faire toucher du doigt la fulgurante beauté des mathématiques,…
Interview with the Portuguese newspaper O Público
Interview with the Portuguese newspaper Expresso
Interview with the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet
Interview with the Spanish website El Confidential about math, economic crisis, and transhumanism
“It was like the first kiss.” For the Russian mathematician Edward Frenkel, this was the feeling he had at 17, when he could solve, after months of work, a problem that no one could solve before.
Russian mathematician Edward Frenkel loves his subject, which he calls eternal and divine. But when he has free time, he spends it in Ibiza.