My Brain Is Open

Author: Bruce Schechter
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Traces the eccentric life of legendary mathematician Paul Erdos, a wandering genius who fled his native Hungary during the Holocaust and helped devise the mathematical basis of computer science.

Masters Of Mathematics

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Erdős on graphs: His legacy of unsolved problems. Wellesley, MA: AK Peters.
Csicsery, G. P. (2005). N is a number: A portrait of Paul Erdős. Berlin, Heidelberg:
Springer-Verlag. Heiligman, D. (2013). The boy who loved math: The improbable
life of Paul Erdős. New York, NY: Macmillan. Hoffman, P. (1998). The man who
loved only numbers. London: Fourth Estate. Schechter, B. (1998). My brain is
open: The mathematical journeys of Paul Erdős. New York, NY: Simon &
Schuster. Wells ...

Combinatorics Ancient Modern

Author: Robin Wilson
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Theory (B) 35 (1983), 39–61, and subsequent papers with the same title. G.C.
Rota, On the foundations of combinatorial theory, I: Theory of Möbius functions, Z.
Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie 2 (1964), 340– 68. B. Schechter, My Brain is Open:
The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdős, Simon & Schuster (1998). U.
Segerstråle, Defenders of the Truth: The Battle for Science in the Sociobiology
Debate and Beyond, Oxford University Press (2000). L. Smolin, Three Roads to
Quantum Gravity ...

New Scientist

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The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for
Mathematical Truth by Paul Hoffman, 4th Estate/Hyperion, July/September, £14-
99/$22-95, ISBN 1857028112/0786863825 My Brain is Open: The Mathematical
Journeys of Paul Erdos by Bruce Schechter, Oxford University Press/ Simon &
Schuster, November/September, £24-99/$25, ISBN 0198504713/0684846357 '
Both biographies will leave readers thinking that great mathematicians are. The
full ...

The Nation

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Books. A 1 1. A R N s \ \, ( , 1, 1 ; MY BRAIN IS OPEN THE MATHEMATICAL
JOURNEYS OF PAUL ERDós by Bruce Schechter Publisher's Price: $25.00 B&N
Price: $17.50 (Simon & Schuster) - .*.*.*.*.*. - - THE MAN WHO LOWED ONLY
NUMBERS by Paul Hoffman Publisher's Price: $22.95 B&N Price: $16.06 (
Hyperion) If there were a Hall of Fame for eccentrics, Paul Erdös would certainly
have been a charter member. One of the most brilliant mathematicians of our
times, he was also ...

The New Republic

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MY BRAIN IS OPEN THE MATHEMATICAL JOURNEYS OF PAUL ERDós by
Bruce Schechter Publisher's Price: $25.00 B&N Price: $17.50 (Simon & Schuster)
THE MAN WHO LOWED ONLY NUMBERS by Paul Hoffman Publisher's Price:
$22.95 B&N Price: $16.06 (Hyperion) if there were a Hall of Fame for eccentrics,
Paul Erdős would certainly have been a charter member. One of the most brilliant
mathematicians of our times, he was also one of the strangest. He kept no home,
had ...

Contemporary Mathematics In Context

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... chapters) about Erdos and write a short report about what you have read. □
Paul Hoffman, The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: Mathematical Truth. New
York: Hyperion, 1998. □ Bruce Schectcr, My Brain is Open: The Mathematical
Journeys of Paul Erdos. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998. rji |W|D Preparing
for Undergraduate Matnematics Placement i. !-«) = LESSON 2 • COUNTING
THROUGHOUT MATHEMATICS 255.

Mathematical People

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Accordingly Erdos "left" on September 20, 1996, while attending a conference on
combinatorics in Warsaw, after having already given two talks at the meetings.
Typically he had just arrived there after visits to the United States, Israel, and
Hungary. The cause of death was a heart attack. After this interview two full-
length biographies of Erdos appeared: The Man Who Loved Only Numbers, by
Paul Hoffman (Hyperion, 1998) and My Brain Is Open: The Mathematical
Journeys of Paul ...

Book Review Digest

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My brain is open; the mathematical journeys of Paul ErdOs. 224p il $25 1998
Simon & Schuster B or 92 1. Mathematics — History 2. Erdos, Paul, 1913- 1996
ISBN 0-684-84635-7 LC 98-22293 SUMMARY: This is a biography of the
Hungarian mathematician. Bibliography. Index. REVIEW: Booklist v95 no2 pl80 S
15 1998. Gilbert Taylor (5O-50OW) "Although Paul Hoffman's biography of Erdos,
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers, was good, Schechter's might be better. . . .
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Free Associations

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References Hoffman, P. (1998) The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of
Paul Erdos and the Search For Mathematical Truth, New York: Hyperion. Russell,
B. (1967) The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, Volume 1, Boston: Atlantic,
Little, Brown. Russell, B. (1968) The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, Volume
2, Boston: Atlantic, Little, Brown. Schecter, B. (1998) My Brain Is Open: The
Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdos, New York: Simon and Schuster. Simon, B.
& Simon ...