Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure

Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure

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"This man could plainly do for mathematics what Brian Cox has done for physics" - Sunday Times

How does a genius see the world? Where and how does inspiration strike?

Cedric Villani takes us on a mesmerising adventure as he wrestles with the Boltzmann equation - a new theorem that will eventually win him the most coveted prize in mathematics and a place in the mathematical history books. Along the way he encounters obstacles and setbacks, losses of faith and even brushes with madness.

His story is one of courage and partnership, doubt and anxiety, elation and despair. Of ordinary family life blurring with the abstract world of mathematical physics, of theories and equations that haunt your dreams and seeking the elusive inspiration found only in a locked, darkened room.

Blending science with history, biography with myth, Villani conjures up an inimitable cast: the omnipresent Einstein, mad genius Kurt Godel, and Villani's personal hero, John Nash.

Step inside the magical world of Cedric Villani...

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781847922533
BY (AUTHOR) Villani, Cedric
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : March 02, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : The Bodley Head Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Tertiary Education
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 234 mm x 153 mm
WEIGHT : 361 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Mathematics & Science
DESCRIPTION :
"This man could plainly do for mathematics what Brian Cox has done for physics" - Sunday Times

How does a genius see the world? Where and how does inspiration strike?

Cedric Villani takes us on a mesmerising adventure as he wrestles with the Boltzmann equation - a new theorem that will eventually win him the most coveted prize in mathematics and a place in the mathematical history books. Along the way he encounters obstacles and setbacks, losses of faith and even brushes with madness.

His story is one of courage and partnership, doubt and anxiety, elation and despair. Of ordinary family life blurring with the abstract world of mathematical physics, of theories and equations that haunt your dreams and seeking the elusive inspiration found only in a locked, darkened room.

Blending science with history, biography with myth, Villani conjures up an inimitable cast: the omnipresent Einstein, mad genius Kurt Godel, and Villani's personal hero, John Nash.

Step inside the magical world of Cedric Villani...

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781847922533
BY (AUTHOR) Villani, Cedric
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : March 02, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : The Bodley Head Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Tertiary Education
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 234 mm x 153 mm
WEIGHT : 361 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Mathematics & Science