Join MoMath at Volumes, the MoMath book club, on September 14, to discuss The Wild Numbers by Philibert Schogt.
As a mathematician — not an outstanding one, but a competent, unextraordinary pencil-pusher — Professor Isaac Swift is constantly told that it's the prodigies of his profession, the burning suns of his little universe, that advance human knowledge. Now Isaac thinks he's found the solution to 'Beauregard's Wild Number problem,' the puzzle that has stumped savants the world over for centuries. And Dimitri, his mentor at the university, a great mathematician himself, thinks Isaac has cracked it. If so, Isaac will have elevated himself to the ranks of the immortals. But an accusation of plagiarism from the tweed-clad mature student Leonard Vale creates a storm of violence and anguish that threatens to disrupt both the university and Isaac's sanity. The Wild Numbers is a gripping story about self-doubt, ambition, and delusion.
Refreshments will be served.
Online registration has closed, but tickets can be purchased at the door. (Tickets purchased at door incur a surcharge.)
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
|Event Fee||$ 10.00|
|Optional donation to help defray costs||$ 10.00|