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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.
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The roots of harmonic analysis are in the study of harmonics, which are the basic sound waves whose frequencies are multiples of each other.
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I was proud of my work with Yakov Isaevich, and he of me. Despite our good relationship, however, I kept my other mathematical life – my work with Fuchs and Feigin and all of that – secret from him as I did from most other people. It was as though applied mathematics was my spouse, and pure mathematics was my secret lover
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Mathematics directs the flow of the universe, lurks behind its shapes and curves, holds the reins of everything from tiny atoms to the biggest stars.
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We should all have access to the mathematical knowledge and tools needed to protect us from arbitrary decisions made by the powerful few in an increasingly math-driven world. Where there is no mathematics, there is no freedom.
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Edward Frenkel
Born:
May 2, 1968
(age 53)
Bio:
Edward Vladimirovich Frenkel is a mathematician working in representation theory, algebraic geometry, and mathematical physics.
Known for:
Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality (2013)
Langlands Correspondence for Loop Groups (2007)
Vertex Algebras and Algebraic Curves (2001)
The Two-body Problem: A Screenplay (2010)
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