Review of: Mathematicians in Love, by Rudy Rucker

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Petsinis, Tom (2008) Review of: Mathematicians in Love, by Rudy Rucker. The Mathematical Intelligencer, 30 (1). pp. 77-78. ISSN 0343-6993


The article is a review of the book "Mathematicians in Love" by Rudy Rucker. This intricate science-fiction novel is narrated by Bela Kis, a young postgraduate mathematician and musician who plays guitar in a rockband called "e to the i pi," Bela and his colleague, Paul Bridge, have been researching the Morphic Classification Theorem: mathematics that seeks to represent complex physical processes by simpler entities, such as the representation of the stock market by, say, a fish in a tea-pot. Aided by their erratic but gifted supervisor, Roland Haut, they complete their theses, gain Ph,D,s, and both fall in love with Alma, a student of the humanities.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1007/BF02985766
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > FOR Classification > 0101 Pure Mathematics
Historical > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Historical > SEO Classification > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Keywords ResPubID15346, science fiction novel, book review, mathematicians, romance
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