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The Weil Conjectures: On Maths and the Pursuit of the Unknown

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Published: September 2020
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Author: Karen Olsson
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BIC Subject: Autobiography: literary
Published By: Bloomsbury
 
Published: 29-Sep-2020
Format: Paperback, 224 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781526607546
Stock Code: 6607546
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'Beguiling ... Olsson is evocative on curiosity as an appetite of the mind, on the pleasure of glutting oneself on knowledge' New York Times

Simone Weil- philosopher, political activist, mystic o and sister to Andr , one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century. These two extraordinary siblings formed an obsession for Karen Olsson, who studied mathematics at Harvard, only to turn to writing as a vocation.
When Olsson got hold of the 1940 letters between the siblings, she found they shared a curiosity about the inception of creative thought o that flash of insight o that Olsson experienced as both a maths student, and later, novelist.
Following this thread of connections, The Weil Conjectures explores the lives of Simone and Andr , the lore and allure of mathematics, and its significance in Olsson's own life.'Beguiling ... Olsson is evocative on curiosity as an appetite of the mind, on the pleasure of glutting oneself on knowledge' New York Times

Simone Weil- philosopher, political activist, mystic o and sister to Andr , one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century. These two extraordinary siblings formed an obsession for Karen Olsson, who studied mathematics at Harvard, only to turn to writing as a vocation.
When Olsson got hold of the 1940 letters between the siblings, she found they shared a curiosity about the inception of creative thought o that flash of insight o that Olsson experienced as both a maths student, and later, novelist.
Following this thread of connections, The Weil Conjectures explores the lives of Simone and Andr , the lore and allure of mathematics, and its significance in Olsson's own life.
Karen Olsson is the author of the novels Waterloo and All the Houses. She has written about politics, science and popular culture for magazines including the New York Times Magazine and Texas Monthly, where she is a contributing editor, and has had work anthologized in Best American Science Writing and Best of the Best American Science Writing, among other places. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.
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