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Mathematics without Apologies:  Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

 

is now available at Princeton University Press.
  


The book (unlike its author) has its own Facebook page and also a blog.

Some related publications:

 

Dispatch From the Oscars of Science, slate.com, November 19, 2014

 

Mathematicians of the Future?,  slate.com, March 23, 2015

 

 

On April 10, 2014 I presented part of Chapter 8:  The Science of Tricks in London at the conference  Mathematical Cultures 3.  The video is here.

 

On May 21, 2015, Cˇdric Villani and I held a reading of our respective books at Shakespeare and Co. in Paris.  The audio of the reading can be found here.

 

Here are early versions of a few of the chapters:

 

Bonus Chapter 5:  An automorphic reading of Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day (interrupted by elliptical reflections on Mason & Dixon):  pdf

Chapter 6:  Further investigations of the mind-body problem:  pdf

 

Chapter 9:  A mathematical dream and its interpretation:  pdf