Edward Frenkel recently claimed for
the discovery of a link between two "totally different"
fields of mathematics— number theory and harmonic analysis.
He implied that before Langlands, between
these fields was known.
In a recent vulgarized presentation of the Langlands program,
Edward Frenkel implied that number theory and harmonic
analysis were, before Langlands came along, quite unrelated.
Edward Vladimirovich Frenkel (: ) is a working in , , and . He is a professor of mathematics at , member of the , and author of the bestselling book .