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.


A Certain Ambiguity: A Mathematical Novel
by Gaurav Suri and Hartosh Singh Bal
Thursday, July 20, 6:00 pm

While taking a class on infinity at Stanford in the late 1980s, Ravi Kapoor discovers that he is confronting the same mathematical and philosophical dilemmas that his mathematician grandfather had faced many decades earlier — and that had landed him in jail. Charged under an obscure blasphemy law in a small New Jersey town in 1919, Vijay Sahni is challenged by a skeptical judge to defend his belief that the certainty of mathematics can be extended to all human knowledge — including religion. This is a truly captivating thriller that will take you on a whirlwind tour to infinity — and beyond. But be warned: once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it aside until finished! This masterly-told story weaves together criminal law, ancient and modern history, a young man’s quest to know his deceased grandfather — and some highly intriguing mathematics.


Prior Volumes Selections

Symmetry: A Journey into the Patterns of Nature by Marcus du Sautoy
The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh
Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
The Mind-Body Problem by Rebecca Goldstein
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
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