Title of talk: “The idea of unification in mathematics”
Edward Frenkel is a famous Russian-American mathematician, movie director and renowned writer of the New York Times bestseller “Love and Math”. His interest in mathematics started at an early stage when he privately studied advanced mathematics while in high school. He later got accepted as a graduate student at Harvard University, where he then continued his academic carrier as an associate professor. Frenkel is currently a professor of mathematics at University of California, Berkeley.
Professor Frenkel has been awarded many prestigious prizes for his work as a mathematician but also for his public outreach activity. He won the Euler Book Prize for his book “Love and Math”, which was also named one of the Best Books of 2013 by Amazon. The book has also been translated to 18 languages. He is also well known in the field for his ability to communicate popular science and in particular his numerous public talks and radio interviews.
More information can be found at his personal webpage.