Review: The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

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by Hillary Lamb

The Story of Paul Erdõs and the Search for Mathematical Truth

 

Paul Erdõs was preparing for eye surgery when he asked the surgeon if he would be able to read. The surgeon replied that – of course – that was the entire purpose of the procedure. So minutes before the surgery was due to start, a group of mathematicians were summoned from the nearest university to come and help him work on a paper while under the knife. If he was unable to do mathematics during the surgery, he wouldn’t have the surgery at all.
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Review: The Shape We’re In

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by Hillary Lamb

How Junk Food and Diets are Shortening Our Lives

 

We know that Britons are getting bigger. The obese are often derided, shamed and blamed for their misery, but Guardian Health Editor Sarah Boseley uses The Shape We’re In as a vehicle to argue that obesity is a product of an ‘obesogenic environment’ which must be confronted.
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Review: The Music of the Primes

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by Hillary Lamb

Why an Unsolved Problem in Mathematics Matters

 

In 1900, David Hilbert presented a challenge to mathematicians around the world: 23 unsolved problems to defeat by the end of the twentieth century. Since then, most of these problems have crumbled, but one remains stubbornly and famously unsolved. This problem is the Riemann hypothesis, the focus of Marcus Du Sautoy’s elegant book, The Music of the Primes.
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