Volumes, the MoMoMath book club
Love mathematics and books? Looking for a stimulating and fun discussion? Volumes, the MoMath book club, is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those interested in mathematics and science and how it affects our lives. No prior math or science background is necessary. Take a look at the upcoming Volumes meet-ups below.
by Margot Lee Shetterly
Thursday, February 16, 6:00 pm
This is the phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia, and entering the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.
The Mind-Body Problem
by Rebecca Goldstein
Thursday, March 23, 6:00 pm
Renee Feuer is a spirited but floundering Princeton graduate student when she first catches the eye of living math legend Noam Himmel. Their courtship is an intellectual one, spiced with heady discussions on philosophy and math with an occasional dash of physics thrown in. Once the blush of new romance wears off, however, Renee finds intellectual theory wanting as she struggles to come to terms with her orthodox Jewish upbringing, her own sexuality, and the husband who is physically present but mentally absent as he works on his next great theory.
Cozy up to good reads from MoMath’s book clubs this winter, and take advantage of the great savings when you purchase the next six titles (January through June) as a bundle.
Upcoming Volumes Selections
|• Apr.||2017||—||Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman|
|• May||2017||—||The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh|
|• Jun.||2017||—||Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician’s Journey Through Symmetry by Marcus du Sautoy|
Prior Volumes Selections
• A Doubter’s Almanac by Ethan Canin
• Finding Zero by Amir Aczel
• The Mathematician’s Shiva: A Novel by Stuart Rojstaczer
• Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence by Joseph Mazur
• Logicomix: An epic search for truth by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou
• Flatterland: Like Flatland Only More So by Ian Stewart
• Pythagoras’ Revenge by Arturo Sangalli
• Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture by Apostolos Doxiadis
• The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan
• The Silicon Jungle by Shumeet Baluja
• The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ozawa