Mathematics All books
Alain Connes, Patrick Gautier-Lafaye
In the Shadow of Grothendieck and Lacan An overview of the unconscious
An original insight into the links between the work of a psychoanalyst fascinated by mathematics and a mathematical genius fascinated by the mind.
Math and Words
A little primer to make mathematics more accessible. The link between math and culture is rarely explicit; here is a very attractive one.
Babel 2.0 Where does machine translation go?
The complexity of natural language and its ambiguities are well designed to confuse the fully rational algorithms of our computers. The
The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World's Most Astonishing Number A mathematical myth
The Golden Ratio is a captivating journey through art and architecture, botany and biology, physics and mathematics.
Alain Connes, Danye Chéreau, Jacques Dixmier
The Specter of Atacama A Trio for the End of Time
From a mysterious source there appeared a first message that had just been received by the Alma Observatory in Chili, and was saved from oblivion by the main character in the book by a mathematician obsessed with a conjecture.
The Hyperpower of Computer Science
An attractive (color illustrations) and very instructive book for which Gérard Berry has made use of his experience as a lecturer and a teacher of children 9-12 years-old at a Montessori school. A book that fills a gap in knowledge: quite simply, it helps to understand and better anticipate the great changes that are occurring right before our eyes.
Is God a Mathematician?
A best seller, finally available in France A question that everyone has asked, even if they don't dare ask out loud… Mathematics? An aspect of culture like any other.
A female mathematician in this strange universe
The first woman elected to the Academy of Sciences, Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat is one of the greatest mathematicians and physicists of our time. With this book she brings us a very personal account where private life mixes with scientific discovery and the broad sweep of history.