Is God a Mathematician?

ISBN-10: 0743294068
ISBN-13: 9780743294065
Edition: N/A
Authors: Mario Livio
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Mario Livio was born in 1945 in Romania. When he was 5 years old, he immigrated with his grandparents to Israel. He received undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a M.Sc. degree in theoretical particle physics at the Weizmann Institute, and a Ph.D. in theoretical astrophysics at Tel-Aviv University. He was a professor of physics at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology from 1981 until 1991. He is a senior astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute. He has published over 400 scientific papers. He has also written several books including The Accelerating Universe, The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved, Is God a Mathematician?, and Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe. The Golden Ratio received the International Pythagoras Prize and the Peano Prize.

Preface
A Mystery
Mystics: The Numerologist and the Philosopher
Magicians: The Master and the Heretic
Magicians: The Skeptic and the Giant
Statisticians and Probabilists: The Science of Uncertainty
Geometers: Future Shock
Logicians: Thinking About Reasoning
Unreasonable Effectiveness?
On the Human Mind, Mathematics, and the Universe
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Credits

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