Volumes, the MoMath 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.

Next book club discussion:

Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football
by John Urschel and Louisa Thomas
Wednesday, September 18, at 6:30 pm

In this bestselling autobiography, John Urschel, mathematician and former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, tells the story of a life balanced between two passions.  What began as an insatiable appetite for puzzles as a child developed into mastery of the elegant systems and rules of mathematics.  But football challenged Urschel in an entirely different way, and he became addicted to the physical contact of the sport.  Against the odds, Urschel found a way to manage his double life as a scholar and an athlete, and while an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, he simultaneously pursued his PhD in mathematics at MIT.  Equally at home discussing Georg Cantor’s work on infinities and Bill Belichick’s playbook, Urschel reveals how each challenge — whether on the field or in the classroom — has brought him closer to understanding the two different halves of his own life, and how reason and emotion, the mind and the body, are always working together.  “So often, people want to divide the world into two,” he observes.  “Matter and energy.  Wave and particle.  Athlete and mathematician.  Why can’t something (or someone) be both?”

Tickets are available online via the registration link below.  If available, tickets at the door will incur an additional charge.

The author will not be present, but you can still buy an autographed book!  Visit Additions, the shop at MoMath, or call 212-542-0566 to purchase your autographed book, while supplies last.


Prior Volumes Selections:

The Second Kind of Impossible by Paul Steinhardt
Infinite Powers by Steven Strogatz
The Shape of a Life by Shing-Tung Yau and Steve Nadis
The Prime Number Conspiracy edited by Thomas Lin
The Art of Logic in an Illogical World by Dr. Eugenia Cheng
How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space by Janna Levin
HELLO WORLD: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms by Hannah Fry
When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought by Jim Holt
Pi of Life: The Hidden Happiness of Mathematics by Sunil Singh
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