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.

A discussion of
Once Upon a Prime: The Wondrous Connections
Between Mathematics and Literature

Hosted by Ingrid Daubechies
with author Sarah Hart

Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 pm ET


We often think of mathematics and literature as polar opposites.  But what if, instead, they were fundamentally linked?  Did you know, for instance, that Moby Dick is full of sophisticated geometry?  That James Joyce’s stream-of-consciousness novels are deliberately checkered with mathematical references?  That George Eliot was obsessed with statistics?  That Jurassic Park is undergirded by fractal patterns?  That Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote mathematician characters? 

Join MoMath’s Distinguished Visiting Professor Ingrid Daubechies as she welcomes Sarah Hart for an engaging conversation about Once Upon A Prime: The Wondrous Connections Between Mathematics And Literature.  Learn more about the many connections between math and literature, and how understanding those connections can enhance our enjoyment of both.


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


Would you like to register for free?  Purchase the book through Additions, the shop at MoMath — either online or in person (at MoMath, 11 E. 26th St.) — and receive free registration for the book club discussion.  To redeem, simply forward your receipt to additions@momath.org along with the name of the teen or tween registering for this event.


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