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My brain is open : the mathematical journeys of Paul Erdős

Author: Bruce Schechter
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schechter, Bruce.
My brain is open.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, ©1998
(OCoLC)652341706
Named Person: Paul Erdős; Paul Erdʺos; Paul Erdős; Paul Erdős
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Schechter
ISBN: 0684846357 9780684846354
OCLC Number: 39123186
Description: 224 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Bruce Schechter.

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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.

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