Authors & Events
Sep 04, 2001
| 327 Minutes
Sep 04, 2001 | ISBN 9780739300039
From the end of the 19th century until his death, one of history’s most brilliant mathematicians languished in an asylum. The Mystery of the Aleph tells the story of Georg Cantor (1845-1918), a Russian-born German who created set theory, the concept of infinite numbers, and the "continuum hypothesis," which challenged the very foundations of mathematics. His ideas brought expected denunciation from established corners – he was called a "corruptor of youth" not only for his work in mathematics, but for his larger attempts to meld spirituality and science.
Amir D. Aczel is the author of many research articles on mathematics, two textbooks, and nine nonfiction books, including the international bestseller Fermat’s Last Theorem, which was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Award. Aczel has appeared on more than 30 television programs,… More about Amir D. Aczel
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