"A mathematical conjecture unsolved for two centuries; a mathematical genius uncle driven mad trying to solve it; an ambiguous relation with a mathematically-minded nephew; and acute human observation all come together in "Uncle Petros" to make a very funny, tender, charming and, to my mind, irresistible novel." --Oliver Sacks, M.D."The most dramatic book I've read all year, with ambition, betrayal and greedy self-sacrifice to rival anything you'd find in an opera." --"Newsday""A fascinating, captivating, intellectual joy ride..." --"Miami Herald"Vom Verlag:
In the tradition of"Fermat's Last Theorem" and "Einstein's Dreams," a novel about mathematical obsession. Petros Papachristos devotes the early part of his life trying to prove one of the greatest mathematical challenges of all time: Goldbach's Conjecture, the deceptively simple claim that every even number greater than two is the sum of two primes. Against a tableau of famous historical figures-among them G.H. Hardy, the self-taught Indian genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, and a young Kurt Godel-Petros works furiously to prove the notoriously difficult conjecture. Decades later, his ambitious young nephew drives the defeated mathematician back into the hunt to prove Goldbach's Conjecture. . . but at the cost of the old man's sanity, and perhaps even his life.
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Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA, New York, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1582340676 Goldbach conjecture. Fine in Fine dust jacket. First American edition. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. For further information or scans please call or email. Artikel-Nr. BING282ET1873
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury USA. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 1582340676 Fine in Fine dust jacket. First American edition.* Quality, Value, Experience. For further information or scans please call or email. Artikel-Nr. NT760RM300005