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Love and math : the heart of hidden reality

Edward Frenkel (Author)
"Love and Math tells the two intertwined stories of mathematics and the adventure of one man in learning it. The result is a story about how he became one of the twenty-first century's leading mathematicians, working on one of the biggest ideas to come out of mathematics in the last 50 years: the Langlands Program. As Frenkel proves, a mathematical formula can be as elegant and beautiful as a painting, a poem, or a piece of music. And the process of creating new mathematics is just that, an artistic pursuit--a deeply personal experience, which requires passion, dedication, and love. In Love and Math, Frenkel shows readers the aesthetic--and the truly powerful--side of mathematics, and enables appreciation of the field even from those who have long been terrified by it."-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2013
Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, New York, 2013
292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780465050741, 9780465069958, 0465050743, 0465069959
A mysterious beast
The essence of symmetry
The fifth problem
Threads of the solution
Apprentice mathematician
The Grand Unified Theory
Magic numbers
Rosetta Stone
Being in the loop
Conquering the summit
Tree of knowledge
Harvard calling
Tying the sheaves of wisdom
A delicate dance
Quantum duality
Uncovering hidden connections
Searching for the formula of love