A book about love for mathematics appeared in the Dynasty Foundation Library
The author of the book was born and received higher education in Russia. At the age of twenty-one, he already was a professor at Harward University.
Edward Frenkel, Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality, translated from English by E. Shikareva, Saint Petersburg: Piter, 2015
Imagine that you want to become an artist, and they explain to you how to paint the fence instead of showing paintings of van Gogh, Picasso, and other great artists and even do not tell you that such exist. Sadly, studying mathematics at school often resembles watching paint dry on a wooden board.
In his book, famous mathematician Edward Frenkel reveals hitherto hidden sides of mathematics allowing us to see beauty and elegance characteristic of a work of art.
Frenkel believes that mathematics is a portal into a mysterious world, a key to understanding profound mysteries of the Universe and ourselves. The great mathematician invites us on a journey into this mysterious world.
Edward Frenkel is a world-leading mathematician, professor of mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and laureate of the Hermann Weyl Prize.
Love and Math is Frenkel's third book. It was published in the USA and awarded the Euler Book Prize. It is being translated into 14 languages.