Apostolos Doxiadis


Anyone letting slip in literary company that they have never heard of Shakespeare or Mozart, will be regarded rather pityingly and undoubtedly viewed as an uncultured person. Anyone announcing that they know little or nothing about mathematics, physics or chemistry need have no fear for their reputation. More than that…

Reviews, Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture


‘Doxiadis invites us into the universe of Number Theory, he gives us a glimpse of what the mathematical profession and community during the first decades of the 20th century was like and introduces us to fascinating persons, such as the mathematicians Hardy, Ramanujan, Turing and Godel. Above all, he introduces us to the subterranean, psychological world of mathematical thought and …continue reading…

Reviews, Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture