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 up

A discussion of

The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects:
research in recreational math

Hosted by Ingrid Daubechies
with Jennifer Beineke and Jason Rosenhouse

Thursday, March 7
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm ET

(online)

Join MoMath’s Distinguished Visiting Professor Ingrid Daubechies as she welcomes mathematicians Jennifer Beineke and Jason Rosenhouse for an engaging conversation about the research that has resulted from MoMath’s MOVES (Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects) conference on recreational math.

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April

A discussion of

Plato’s Ghost:
The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics

Hosted by Ingrid Daubechies
with author Jeremy Gray

Thursday, April 11
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm ET

(online)

Join MoMath’s Distinguished Visiting Professor Ingrid Daubechies as she welcomes Jeremy Gray for an engaging conversation about his book, Plato’s Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics.

Plato’s Ghost is the first book to examine the development of mathematics from 1880 to 1920 as a modernist transformation similar to those in art, literature, and music.  Jeremy Gray traces the growth of mathematical modernism from its roots in problem solving and theory to its interactions with physics, philosophy, theology, psychology, and ideas about real and artificial languages.  He shows how mathematics was popularized, and explains how mathematical modernism not only gave expression to the work of mathematicians and the professional image they sought to create for themselves, but how modernism also introduced deeper and ultimately unanswerable questions.


Looking for the MoMath book club designed specially for tweens and teens (ages 10–17)?  Check out tweenprimes.momath.org!

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Searching for in a reading list designed especially for those interested in mathematics and science?  Check out prior Volumes selections!