Edward Frenkel is a mathematician working in representation theory, algebraic geometry, and mathematical physics. Born in the Soviet Union, Frenkel first came to Harvard University as a visiting professor at the age of 21. He earned his Ph.D in only a year. Frenkel was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 1991 to 1994, and served as an associate professor at Harvard from 1994 to 1997. He has been a professor of mathematics at University of California, Berkeley since 1997. His best-selling memoir Love and Math was released to great acclaim in 2013. He has since been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.