We are delighted to announce our latest Public lecture featuring the recently published book "Love and Math" by Edward Frenkel.
Edward Frenkel is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, the winner of the Hermann Weyl Prize in mathematical physics, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His book "Love and Math" was a New York Times bestseller and was named one of the Best Books of 2013 by both Amazon and iBooks. It is currently being translated into nine languages.
7 July, 4:00-5:00pm:
Presentation and discussion in the Andrew Wiles Building, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
Moderator: Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, University of Oxford
Questions can be submitted by Twitter using the hashtag #loveandmath. The presentation will be followed by a book signing.
"Love and Math" tells two intertwined stories: the wonders of mathematics and one young man's journey learning and living it. The book shows that mathematics - far from occupying a specialist niche - goes to the heart of all matter, uniting us across cultures. Edward works on the Langlands correspondences. Considered by many to be a Grand Unified Theory of mathematics, the Langlands Programme enables researchers to translate findings from one field to another so that they can solve hard problems that had seemed intractable before. "Love and Math" is an invitation to discover the hidden magic universe of mathematics. For more information, visit http://loveandmathbook.com/