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 they affect our lives. No prior math or science background is necessary. Take a look at the upcoming Volumes meet-ups below.

Pi of Life

Pi of Life: The Hidden Happiness of Mathematics
by Sunil Singh
Thursday, May 10, 6:30 pm

Join author Sunil Singh and MoMath at Volumes, the MoMath book club, to discuss Sunil’s book Pi of Life: The Hidden Happiness of Mathematics. Is the most important language in the universe also capable of making us happy in simple and profound ways? Can we really weave the foundations of lifelong joy — humility, gratitude, connection, etc. — through the apparent complexity of numbers? Have we oversold the practicality of mathematics, while ignoring its larger and more human purposes — happiness? In Pi of Life: The Hidden Happiness of Mathematics, Sunil Singh takes the readers on a unique adventure, discovering that all the elements that are essential for lifelong happiness are deeply intertwined with the magic of mathematics.

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Prior Volumes Selections

Here’s Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math by Alex Bellos
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdős and the Search for Mathematical Truth by Paul Hoffman
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
A Mathematician’s Lament by Paul Lockhart
Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil
Who Killed Professor X? by Thodoris Andriopoulos
The Wild Numbers by Philibert Schogt
Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom by Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez
A Certain Ambiguity: A Mathematical Novel by Gaurav Suri and Hartosh Singh Bal
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