by Mario Livio. “Oh god, I hope not,” was the reaction of a student when Livio asked the title question at a lecture, and it’s a The question of whether god is a mathematician refers to the apparently omnipotent powers of. The British mathematician G. H. Hardy went so far as to describe his own Physicist and author Mario Livio brilliantly explores mathematical. Mario Livio. Space Telescope. Science Institute. Is God a. Mathematician? Page 2. The Unreasonable Effectiveness of. Mathematics. “How is it possible that.

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I strongly recommend this volume to anyone interested in these questions. The second half is more interesting, when it gets into topology and non-Euclidean geometry. Livio has been nominated three times by the USA Science and Engineering Festival as one of the ” Nifty Fifty Speakers ” to talk about his si and career to middle and high school students in, and These questions, as Livio points out, are not new. What he concludes in the end, is a bit of a cop maril, but an utterly convincing one.

Great book, highly recommended to anybody interested in the relationship between mathematics and physical reality. Retrieved September 3, Finally, Livio addresses the fundamental question of what is mathematical reality — the Platonic view that math really is there somewhere and we just discover it, to more radical interpretations, such as the claims by some that it is only a ‘social construct’.

Did it answer the question?

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How could models based on such an “unreliable” system produce deep insights about the universe and its workings? Mystics Pythagorean theorem; platonism Magicians Archimedes’s genius inventions and contribution marii Eureka!

Muy recomendable para los interesados por el fundamento filosofico de la matematica. A scientist offers tentative answers. More books from this author: Livio shows great talent at bringing you into the mindset of each time period.


From ancient Greece onwards and Plato is by no means the only culprit heremany mathematicians regarded the objects of mathematics as existing independently of the human mind and spelling out an eternal truth of their own. The Greeks’ preoccupation with geometry brought them into frequent contact with this ratio, and so they needed a name for it — beyond that, there’s nothing universal about this particular object.

Muy lindo libro, facil de leer y a la vez muy profundo. He explored the possible causes and the theoretical implications of continuing expansion, especially its implications for beliefs about the “beauty” of the scientific laws that govern the cosmos. The Skeptic and the Giant. How astonishing that the human mind is attuned to this hidden subtext of nature! Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In the end The catchy title is somewhat misleading, as Livio, an astrophysicist, does not really look at any aspect of God.

Livio was born in Bucharest in Romaniaand lived with his grandparents when his mother and father were forced to flee the country for political reasons.

Much of the philosophy in the book suffers from the too common disease of struggling to define terms instead of presenting substantive arguments. The answer did not become any clearer after Hilbert and Godel.

It’s boring, boring, boring, boring, boring.

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Along the iz, Livio provides a fascinating mini-history of the development of math, biographies of some o In Is God A Mathematician, Mario Livio tries to explain the “unreasonable effectiveness” of mathematics to make sense of nature. Livio also attempts to answer a question with which mathematicians and philosophers have struggled for centuries: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Dalam matematika, dikenal “bilangan transenden”. Apr 28, Lammoth mathdmatician it it was amazing. In the end, Livio’s personal answers to the questions don’t matter as much as the enjoyment of the journey he takes What accounts for the uncanny ability of mathematics to model the physical world?


The first half is a stale history of mathematicians, lacking in actual math. But are we being misled by a sort of observational bias?

Is God a Mathematician? – Mario Livio – Google Books

The book explores the ideas and achievements of famous historic personalities and influencers such Plato, Archimedes, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Bernoulli, Boole and many others.

What’s more, the mathematics required to solve a particular problem, for example to describe the nature of sub-atomic particles, has often been developed decades, or even centuries, before the problem was first posed. Brilliant Blunders by Mario Livio”.

Regardless of the preferred approach, one cannot help but marvel at how such a seemingly abstract discipline can so superbly explain the natural world. Livio’s title, “Is God a Mathematician? But if your eyes glaze over at the idea of reading about math, Livio does not apologize for the depth of the material nor the intellectual wrestling it requires. Matematika, oleh para ilmuwan sendiri disebut sebagai The Queen of the Sciences. Tuhan Yang Menciptakan Keajaiban melalui penciptaan. This article needs additional citations for verification.

He was a professor of physics at the Technion — Pivio Institute of Technology from tobefore moving to the Space Telescope Science Institute. It was an honor, then, to peer over the shoulder of a true mathematician and try to wrap my brain around this fascinating subject.

Even if the central questions of this book leave you cold, it’s worth reading gov as an introductory, if selective, mathematical history. Did this book inspire you to create a new question or hypothesis? This highlight has been truncated due to consecutive passage length restrictions.