Volumes, the MoMath book club
Join MoMath at Volumes, the MoMath book club, on Thursday, April 5 to discuss Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math by Alex Bellos
Bellos has traveled all around the globe and has plunged into history to uncover fascinating stories of mathematical achievement, from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the greatest mathematician of all time, to the creations of the Zen master of origami, one of the hottest areas of mathematical work today. Taking us into the wilds of the Amazon, he tells the story of a tribe there who can count only to five and reports on the latest findings about the math instinct — including the revelation that ants can actually count how many steps they’ve taken. Journeying to the Bay of Bengal, he interviews a Hindu sage about the brilliant mathematical insights of the Buddha, while in Japan he visits the godfather of Sudoku and introduces the brainteasing delights of mathematical games.
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
|Event Fee||$ 10.00|
|Optional donation to help defray costs||$ 10.00|