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Volumes, the MoMath book club

A discussion of
Once Upon a Prime: The Wondrous Connections
Between Mathematics and Literature

Hosted by Ingrid Daubechies
with author Sarah Hart

Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 pm ET


Love mathematics and books?  Looking for a stimulating and fun discussion?  Volumes, the MoMath book club, is just the thing for you.  This discussion group is designed especially for those interested in mathematics and science and how they affect our lives.  No prior math or science background is necessary.

Join MoMath's Distinguished Visiting Professor Ingrid Daubechies as she welcomes Sarah Hart for an engaging conversation about Once Upon a Prime. In her clear, insightful, laugh-out-loud funny debut, Once Upon a Prime, Sarah shows us the myriad connections between math and literature, and how understanding those connections can enhance our enjoyment of both. 

Did you know, for instance, that Moby Dick is full of sophisticated geometry?  That James Joyce’s stream-of-consciousness novels are deliberately checkered with mathematical references?  That George Eliot was obsessed with statistics?  That Jurassic Park is undergirded by fractal patterns? That Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote mathematician characters?  From sonnets to fairytales to experimental French literature, Sarah shows how math and literature are complementary parts of the same quest to understand human life and our place in the universe. 

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September 13, 2023 7:00 pm   through   8:00 pm
MoMath Online
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566
Event Fee(s)
Event fee optional $ 0.00
Event fee $ 15.00
Event fee plus $15 donation to support families in need $ 30.00

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