Edward Frenkel Quotes About Math

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"The interaction between math and physics is a two-way process, with each of the two subjects drawing from and inspiring the other. At different times, one of them may take the lead in developing a particular idea, only to yield to the other subject as focus shifts. But altogether, the two interact in a virtuous circle of mutual influence." ~ Edward Frenkel
"had been deeply struck.... by the damage wreaked upon mathematics in France by the first world war, when "a misguided notion of equality in the face of sacrifice" led to the slaughter of the country's young scientific elite. In the light of this, he believed he had a duty, not just to himself but also to civilization, to devote his life to mathematics. Indeed, he argued, to let himself be diverted from the subject would be a sin. When others raised the objection "but if everybody were to behave like you...", he replied that this possibility seemed to him so implausible that he did not feel obliged to take it into account." ~ Edward Frenkel
"It was as though applied mathematics was my spouse, and pure mathematics was my secret lover." ~ Edward Frenkel
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He would see civilization in danger of perishing under the oppression of a gigantic paradox: he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty, and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace."
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