Tween Primes Online, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens
Sunday, October 25 at 5:30 pm ET (New York)
MoMath brings its popular Volumes book club to a younger audience. Like to read? Like math or wish you did? Join us online for Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens (ages 10-17). Friends and good math reads: what better way to spend an evening?
Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession
by Apostolos Doxiadis
What happens when a mathematical prodigy devotes his life to proving one of the greatest mathematical challenges of all time? In Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostolos Doxiadis, Petros Papachristos's obsession with Goldbach's Conjecture — the deceptively simple claim that every even number greater than two is the sum of two primes — has come to define his life. Now an old man, he is looked on with suspicion and shame by his family — until his ambitious young nephew intervenes. As uncle and nephew deepen their bond, this novel unravels a dramatic mathematical tale set against a tableau of brilliant historical figures including G. H. Hardy, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and a young Kurt Gödel. Join Tween Primes to discuss this book and talk about how far you would go to prove you're right.
This is a live-streamed event. Occasional video recordings are made available for a fee at videos.momath.org.
|Event Fee||$ 16.00|
|Optional donation to help defray costs||$ 10.00|