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.

Man Who Loved Only Numbers

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdős and the Search for Mathematical Truth
— author Paul Hoffman attending!
Thursday, March 8, 6:30 pm

This masterful biography of Hungarian-born Paul Erdős is both a vivid portrait of an eccentric genius and a layman’s guide to some of this century’s most startling mathematical discoveries. A mathematical genius of the first order, Paul Erdős was completely obsessed with his subject, thinking and writing about mathematics for nineteen hours a day all while living out of a plastic bag. Paul Hoffman, in this marvelous biography, gives us a vivid and strangely moving portrait of this singular creature, one that brings out not only Erdős’s genius and his oddness, but also his warmth, sense of fun, and joyfulness about math and life.


Prior Volumes Selections

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