Do Your Patriotic Duty: Learn Math

17:43 minutes

Non-Euclidean geometry and clock arithmetic might not be the first things that come to mind when you think “patriotism,” but Edward Frenkel, a mathematician at the University of California at Berkeley, says a well-educated public is essential to democracy—and that includes being knowledgeable about math.

Segment Guests

Edward Frenkel

Edward Frenkel is author of Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality (Basic Books, 2013) and mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.