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The Resource Birth of a theorem : a mathematical adventure, Cédric Villani ; translated from the French by Malcolm DeBevoise ; illustrations by Claude Gondard

Birth of a theorem : a mathematical adventure, Cédric Villani ; translated from the French by Malcolm DeBevoise ; illustrations by Claude Gondard

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Birth of a theorem : a mathematical adventure
Title
Birth of a theorem
Title remainder
a mathematical adventure
Statement of responsibility
Cédric Villani ; translated from the French by Malcolm DeBevoise ; illustrations by Claude Gondard
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "An intimate look inside a mathematician's mind as he wrestles with the theorem that will make his reputation Cédric Villani is a rock-star mathematician. An intellect of unusual depth and breadth, he is the director of France's greatest mathematics research institute. In 2010 he received the Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics, for his proofs resolving one of the most controversial theories of classical physics. Birth of a Theorem is his own account of the year leading up to the award. It invites readers inside the mind of a genius as he wrestles with the most important work of his career. But you don't have to understand nonlinear Landau damping to love Birth of a Theorem. It doesn't simplify or overexplain; rather, it invites readers into collaboration. Villani's diaries, e-mails, and musings enmesh you in the process of discovery. You join him in unproductive lulls and late-night breakthroughs. You're privy to the mess-hall conversations of the world's greatest research institutions. Villani discusses his favorite songs, his love of manga, and the imaginative stories he tells his children. Mathematics is like any other creative work in that the thinker's whole life propels discovery--and with Birth of a Theorem, Villani welcomes you into his"--
  • "An intimate look inside a mathematician's mind as he wrestles with the theorem that will make his reputation"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Villani, Cédric
Dewey number
  • 510.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation of: Théorème vivant
LC call number
QA29.V54
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • DeBevoise, M. B.
  • Gondard, Claude
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Villani, Cédric
  • Mathematicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
  • MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy
Label
Birth of a theorem : a mathematical adventure, Cédric Villani ; translated from the French by Malcolm DeBevoise ; illustrations by Claude Gondard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-260)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
u404744
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780865477674
Lccn
2014031268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885547845
Label
Birth of a theorem : a mathematical adventure, Cédric Villani ; translated from the French by Malcolm DeBevoise ; illustrations by Claude Gondard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-260)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
u404744
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780865477674
Lccn
2014031268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885547845

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