Edward Frenkel’s “Love & Math: the Heart of Hidden Reality” - a review

Kleiner, Mark (2015) Edward Frenkel’s “Love & Math: the Heart of Hidden Reality” - a review. At Right Angles, 4 (1). pp. 66-69.

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The autobiography in order to convey to the general audience both the human and professional aspects of mathematics. He explores the human aspect of mathematics by describing his work on several projects. He shows that, in addition to perseverance and hard work, solving a difficult mathematical problem requires imagination and original ideas, and that beauty and elegance usually characterize important mathematical results. The creative process of a mathematician in many ways resembles that of an artist or musician and generates the whole gamut of emotions, the most important of which is love.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Kleiner, Mark
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematics, beauty, elegance, Langlands program, ShimuraTaniyama-Weil conjecture, Rosetta stone
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1621
Publisher URL: https://azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/SitePages/reso...

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