RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 39123186 LA English T1 My brain is open : the mathematical journeys of Paul Erdős A1 Schechter, Bruce., PB Simon & Schuster PP New York, NY YR 1998 SN 0684846357 9780684846354 AB Physicist and science writer Bruce Schechter's biography of legendary Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdös is an engaging portrait, warm and intimate, bringing this strange, happy man to life. Here, we get to see Erdös's brief childhood transform quickly into a carefree adolescence of solving difficult math problems with his circle of brilliant friends -- uniquely encouraged by a country that valued the contributions of mathematics in a way that has never been equaled. Fleeing the Holocaust, Erdös never settled down, instead traveling from place to place, showing up on the doorsteps of other mathematicians with his few possessions and an open mind. During his career, Erdös published more papers than any other mathematician in history. Most of the papers were collaborations.