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Birth of a Theorem

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The Book
Birth of a Theorem is French mathematician Cédric Villani's own account of the years leading up to the coveted Fields Medal award. But you don't have to to be a mathematician to enjoy this wonderful work. In mathematics, as in any creative work, it is the thinker's whole life that propels discovery--and with Birth of a Theorem, Cédric Villani welcomes you into his.

Birth of a Theorem

by Cédric Villani
About
The Book
Birth of a Theorem is French mathematician Cédric Villani's own account of the years leading up to the coveted Fields Medal award. But you don't have to to be a mathematician to enjoy this wonderful work. In mathematics, as in any creative work, it is the thinker's whole life that propels discovery--and with Birth of a Theorem, Cédric Villani welcomes you into his.
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What Nassim Nicholas Taleb says

Riveting! Particularly if you follow the paper. Partial Differential Equations familiar to quants! A gem.

The Black Swan

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The Book
A Black Swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them.

The Black Swan

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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The Book
A Black Swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them.
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What Peter Thiel says

The weirdest idea anyone ever had about the future is that we should expect it to look like the past — but that’s what the reigning science of statistics assumes. Nassim Taleb has not been fooled; he is the single best guide to understanding uncertainty.