Volumes, the MoMath book club - July 20

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Join MoMath at Volumes, the MoMath book club, on July 20, to discuss A Certain Ambiguity: A Mathematical Novel by Gaurav Suri and Hartosh Singh Bal.

While taking a class on infinity at Stanford in the late 1980s, Ravi Kapoor discovers that he is confronting the same mathematical and philosophical dilemmas that his mathematician grandfather had faced many decades earlier — and that had landed him in jail. Charged under an obscure blasphemy law in a small New Jersey town in 1919, Vijay Sahni is challenged by a skeptical judge to defend his belief that the certainty of mathematics can be extended to all human knowledge — including religion. This is a truly captivating thriller that will take you on a whirlwind tour to infinity — and beyond.  But be warned: once you start reading, you won't be able to put it aside until finished! This masterly-told story weaves together criminal law, ancient and modern history, a young man's quest to know his deceased grandfather — and some highly intriguing mathematics.

Refreshments will be served.

July 20th, 2017 6:00 PM   through   8:00 PM
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: (212) 542-0566
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Event Fee $ 5.00
Optional donation to help defray costs $ 10.00

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