This episode explores the Fields Medal, a prize that has been dubbed the Nobel Prize of mathematics. In particular, Huzefa discusses a recently purchased book called the Birth of a Theorem, a fascinating tale about what it’s like to be a mathematician. The book is written by Cedric Villani, one of four winners of the Fields Medal in 2010. Huzefa offers a quick rundown of his take on the book thus far, and also shares a lovely excerpt from the book that explains a complex equation used to model the behavior of gases. Tune in to hear the first thoughts on the book after Huzefa barreled through the first hundred pages on his flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and come back to hear his final thoughts after completing this fascinating read.
To check out the book on Amazon, go to https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Theorem-Mathematical-C%C3%A9dric-Villani/dp/0374536678/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469115015&sr=8-1&keywords=birth+of+a+theorem
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