By Edward Frenkel, Joan Andreano Weyland
¿Qué sucedería si en clase de arte te enseñaran a pintar una verja? ¿O que jamás te mostraran una pintura ni te hablaran de los angeles existencia de Van Gogh o Picasso? Pues así es como nos han enseñado las matemáticas. En este fascinante libro, uno de los matemáticos más brillantes del momento nos descubre el lado de las matemáticas que jamás hemos visto, barnizadas con toda los angeles belleza y elegancia de una pieza de arte. Frenkel nos sumerge en una disciplina presente en el corazón de toda materia, que une culturas, tiempo y espacio. Y lo hace a través de dos historias, l. a. de l. a. evolución y los grandes hallazgos de las matemáticas, y, de forma paralela, l. a. de su biografía own, que le llevó de ser rechazado en los angeles facultad de matemáticas de Moscú a convertirse en uno de los matemáticos más importantes del siglo xxi. Pero el libro no es sólo una apasionante historia de superación own teñida de divulgación científica, sino que nos introduce en una nueva forma de pensamiento capaz de enriquecer nuestra vida own y ayudarnos a entender mejor el mundo y el lugar que ocupamos en él. Es una invitación a descubrir los angeles magia del universo escondido de las matemáticas.
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And even less was known about how they would interact with gases, with nitrogen and argon and helium and neon and maybe even carbon dioxide. I liked Field from the moment I met him. He had a no-nonsense manner and a wry sense of humor. I suspected he would be tolerant of my many quirks. He was a builder and a tinker and loved the laboratory and the challenges of making glass and steel and copper fittings into something that got you hard numbers. When I arrived, there wasn’t much in the lab but a tall blue furnace, a vacuum pump, a small gas chromatograph, and sheaves of glass tubes, which would eventually become a transfer line for moving gas molecules around.
While I was gone, my research advisor had decided to take a new position as chair of a growing chemistry department in Virginia. I decided to go with him. In early January, I drove the narrow fog-filled highways through the mountains and valleys from Pittsburgh down to Blacksburg. There had been a big storm and there was still snow on the ground but it had melted in the streets. The morning sky was blue, the air felt soft and warm, and I was happy that I had decided to leave Indiana and come here.
We all looked at each other, a little perplexed. But the lines sounded right to me. Though I told Buckley I would have to give them much thought. So the morning ended, the cash register rang the way they did back then, and from behind the counter Curley gave us his usual wave and his bright smile and thanked us for coming. u I would be in West Lafayette only a few more months before I dropped out. I headed for California in winter over the dark soils of Kansas, down through west Texas, where the fibrous tumbleweeds hopped in storm across the hood of my Dodge Polaris, then up into the mountains near Santa Fe, when it was a town of seven thousand and the shawled Indians sat in the plaza near the Palace of the Governors with their bright beading and weaving and basketry, looking off into the deep valley of light.
Amor y matemáticas: El corazón de la realidad oculta by Edward Frenkel, Joan Andreano Weyland