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Birth of a theorem : a mathematical adventure, Cédric Villani ; translated from the French by Malcolm DeBevoise ; illustrations by Claude Gondard
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 "An intimate look inside a mathematician's mind as he wrestles with the theorem that will make his reputation Cédric Villani is a rockstar 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, emails, and musings enmesh you in the process of discovery. You join him in unproductive lulls and latenight breakthroughs. You're privy to the messhall 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 discoveryand 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"
 Language

 eng
 fre
 eng
 Edition
 First American edition.
 Extent
 260 pages
 Isbn
 9780865477674
 Label
 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
 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 rockstar 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, emails, and musings enmesh you in the process of discovery. You join him in unproductive lulls and latenight breakthroughs. You're privy to the messhall 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 discoveryand 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"
 Assigning source

 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
 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
 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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