Prof. Frenkel elected to the National Academy of Science.

May 3, 2018

Igor Frenkel is professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Frenkel is a leading representation theorist and mathematical physicist, with focuses on infinite-dimensional algebras and applications of Lie theory. He received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1980 and his mathematical work includes construction of the monster vertex algebra and knot theory.

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