Symmetry and the Monster: One of the greatest quests of mathematics (Paperback)Mark Ronan (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 18 mm
...accessible, artfully written...it stresses the human side of the drama. Though I have been a long-time participant in the story, I found myself learning much in every chapter and not wanting to put the book down. * Robert L. Griess Jr. *
Ronan does a good job of describing the mathematics in broad strokes and giving a flavour of what is happening and - more importantly - why mathematicians get excited about these questions. * The Mathematical Association of America *
This book tells for the first time the fascinating story of the biggest theorem ever to have been proved. Mark Ronan graphically describes not only the last few decades of the chase and the intriguing characters who led it, but also some of the more interesting byways, including my personal favourite, the one I called 'Monstrous Moonshine'. * John H. Conway, F.R.S. *
Ronan tells a good story, and in doing so he paints a convincing picture of how mathematicians conduct their research. * Gareth Jones, London Mathematical Society Newsletter *
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