# Edward Frenkel Quotes

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“Michael Harris opens the doors and gently guides you into a magic world. Once inside, you cant help but feel mesmerized, eager to see how deep the rabbit hole goes. And no wonder: a major thinker of our time is talking to you about math and so much more, like youve never heard before.”

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“Where there is no mathematics, there is no freedom.”

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“It was as though applied mathematics was my spouse, and pure mathematics was my secret lover.”

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“The meaning of a logically consistent mathematical statement is not subject to interpretation.”

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“Writing papers was the punishment we had to endure for the thrill of discovering new mathematics.”

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In fact some of the best ideas come when you least expect them,

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As someone told me later, writing papers was the punishment we had to endure for the thrill of discovering new mathematics. This was the first time I was so punished.

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It turned out that Evgeny Evgenievich indeed had a clever plan how to convert me to math. As soon as I came to his office, he asked me, "So, I hear you like quantum physics. Have you heard about Gell-Mann's eightfold way and the quark model?" "Yes, I've read about this in several popular books." "But do you know what was the basis for this model? How did he come up with these ideas?" "Well ... " "Have you heard about the group SU(3)?" "SU what?" "How can you possibly understand the quark model if you don't know what the group SU(3) is?

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It is really this "mathematical mindset" that seems to be most useful to those who are not trained to think as mathematicians.

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In fact, it is virtually impossible for students to do their own research without someone guiding their work. Having an advisor is absolutely essential.

— Edward Frenkel

Michael Harris opens the doors and gently guides you into a magic world. Once inside, you can't help but feel mesmerized, eager to see how deep the rabbit hole goes. And no wonder: a major thinker of our time is talking to you about math and so much more, like you've never heard before.

— Edward Frenkel

“Where there is no math, there is no freedom.”

— Edward Frenkel

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