Edward Frenkel


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in Kolomna, Russian Federation
May 02, 1968

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Edward Frenkel (Russian: Эдвард Френкель, Edvard Frenkel'; born May 2, 1968) is a mathematician working in representation theory, algebraic geometry, and mathematical physics. He is a professor of mathematics at University of California, Berkeley.

Frenkel grew up in Kolomna, Russia to a family of Russian Jews. As a high school student he studied higher mathematics privately with Evgeny Evgenievich Petrov, although his initial interest was in quantum physics rather than mathematics.[1] He was not admitted to Moscow State University because of discrimination against Jews and enrolled instead in the applied mathematics program at the Gubkin University of Oil and Gas. While a student there, he attended the seminar of Israel Gelfand and worked wi
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“Where there is no mathematics, there is no freedom.”
Edward Frenkel, Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality

“People tend to think that mathematicians always work in sterile conditions, sitting around and staring at the screen of a computer, or at a ceiling, in a pristine office. But in fact, some of the best ideas come when you least expect them, possibly through annoying industrial noise.”
Edward Frenkel, Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality

“It was as though applied mathematics was my spouse, and pure mathematics was my secret lover.”
Edward Frenkel, Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality



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