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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Livio earned a B. Retrieved from ” https: I, however, doubt that this will ever happen. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Senior astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute and author of a few other math books aimed at gkd general public, Mario Livio has written mathematicain short, accessible, and in many ways profound exploration of the nature of mathematics.

He has contributed to hundreds of papers in peer-reviewed journals on astrophysics. Why does math describe reality so well?

Mario Livio examines the difficult to figure out effectiveness of mathematics in science. When you’re doing maths, gov certainly feel like you’re discovering, because you’re constrained by the rules of the game — that’s your weekday activity. Is mathematics ultimately invented or discovered?


Livio’s point explains a remark made by Philip David mathematiciian Reuben Hersh, that mathematicians are Platonists on weekdays, and non-Platonists on Sundays. Mathematics is ultimately both invented and discovered. He explored the possible causes and the theoretical implications of continuing expansion, especially its implications for beliefs about the “beauty” of the mairo laws that govern the cosmos. Pembaca Da Vinci Code pasti faham dan bisa menyebutkan contoh2 lain dari nisbah emas.

And what is mathematics anyway?

Is God a Mathematician?

This devastating realisation, as Livio explains, caused a shift towards a view of mathematics as a game bod rules could be changed arbitrarily to create another game. The transitions are natural, the narrative style is easy to follow and the overall tone is objective.

Written by a relatively famous physicist. Or is it a human invention?

But, as Livio points out, availing himself of the words of Bertrand Russell, it’s not really the conclusion that counts, but livvio fun to be had while getting there. This was the puzzle that left Einstein perplexed. 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.

Is God a Mathematician? by Mario Livio

Feb 06, Mazola1 rated it really liked it. 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. Notices of the AMS.


I felt like I was just baited into reading the book. To get a taste of Livio’s book, read his article Unreasonable effectiveness in this issue of Plus. Jika Anda pernah membaca buku Biografi Angka Nol -nya Charles Seife, Anda bakal langsung faham, mengapa Tuhan seolah menganakemaskan matematika dibandingkan ilmu yang lainnya. Mar 27, WarpDrive rated it it was amazing Shelves: Whether or not you end up going along with them probably depends on how strong your prejudices about maths were to start with.

The catchy title is somewhat misleading, as Livio, an astrophysicist, does not really look at any aspect of God. Lists with This Book. No trivia or quizzes yet. Lots of math but not much God Mar 10, Jafar rated it liked it.