Edward Frenkel

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Year Appointed: 1997

Office Hours: by appointment

Education: Ph.D. Harvard University

Edward Frenkel is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, which he joined in 1997 after being on the faculty at Harvard University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and the winner of the Hermann Weyl Prize in mathematical physics. Frenkel has authored 3 books and over 90 scholarly articles in academic journals, and he has lectured on his work around the world. His YouTube videos have garnered millions of views.

Frenkel’s latest book Love and Math was a New York Times bestseller, was named one of the Best Books of the year by both Amazon and iBooks, and won the Euler Book Prize from the Mathematical Association of America. It has been published in 19 languages.

Selected Publications: 

  1. Langlands Correspondence for Loop Groups, Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics, vol. 103, Cambridge University Press, 2007 (395 pp.).
  2. Vertex Algebras and Algebraic Curves (with D. Ben-Zvi), Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, vol. 88, American Mathematical Society, First Edition, 2001; Second Edition, 2004 (400 pp.).
  3. On the geometric Langlands conjecture (with D. Gaitsgory and K. Vilonen), Journal of AMS 15 (2001) 367-417.
  4. . Geometric Endoscopy and Mirror Symmetry (with E. Witten), Communications in Number Theory and Physics, 2 (2008) 113-283.
  5. Formule des Traces et Fonctorialité: le Debut d'un Programme (with R. Langlands and B.C. Ngo), Annales des Sciences Mathematiques du Quebec 34 (2010) 199-243.
  6. Hecke operators and analytic Langlands correspondence for curves over local fields (with P. Etingof and D. Kazhdan), Preprint arXiv:2103.01509.
Research interests: 

Representation theory, Integrable systems, Mathematical physics


819 Evans Hall

Supervised Dissertations

Xiwen Zhu; Edward Frenkel
PhD Thesis (Author field refers to student + advisor), 2009
Peter Nicholas Pribik; Edward Frenkel
PhD Thesis (Author field refers to student + advisor), 2004
Matthew Maciej Szczesny; Edward Frenkel
PhD Thesis (Author field refers to student + advisor), 2002