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Posted December 3, 2013
This is a wonderful book that gives the reader a deep sense of w
This is a wonderful book that gives the reader a deep sense of what modern mathematics is about and what it is like to be a mathematician. The author is on a mission to open up the hidden universe of mathematics to everyone. He presents fascinating ideas, such as the Langlands Program, in an accessible and entertaining way, using analogies we can all relate to. Math comes alive as humanity's infinite quest for truth and beauty. Author's passion for mathematics is palpable, and this is what makes this book such an enjoyable read. His personal story is gripping and moving. He says in the Preface that after reading this book,
"mathematics will get under your skin and your worldview will never be the same".
In my opinion, he delivers on this promise.
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Posted January 3, 2014
This relatively short volume is well-written and incredibly interesting. It gives you enough autobiography to understand the obsessive nature of mathematical talent. It explains enough of modern math to make me want to learn more about a subject I hadn't re-visited since college.
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Posted December 13, 2013
Posted December 6, 2013
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