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Great Circle of Mysteries

Mathematics, the World, the Mind

Authors: Gromov, Misha

  • Inspires readers by reviewing significant ideas through the centuries, with a charming sensitivity to beauty in mathematics
  • Proposes a basis for unravelling the mystery of the human mind and design of universal learning algorithms
  • Presents the soulful and insightful work of a unique and highly regarded mathematician
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About this book

This visionary and engaging book provides a mathematical perspective on the fundamental ideas of numbers, space, life, evolution, the brain and the mind. The author suggests how a development of mathematical concepts in the spirit of category theory may lead to unravelling the mystery of the human mind and the design of universal learning algorithms.

The book is divided into two parts, the first of which describes the ideas of great mathematicians and scientists, those who saw sparks of light in the dark sea of unknown. The second part, Memorandum Ergo, reflects on how mathematics can contribute to the understanding of the mystery of thought. It argues that the core of the human mind is a structurally elaborated object that needs a creation of a broad mathematical context for its understanding. Readers will discover the main properties of the expected mathematical objects within this context, called ERGO-SYSTEMS, and readers will see how these “systems” may serve as prototypes for design of universal learning computer programs.

This is a work of great, poetical insight and is richly illustrated. It is a highly attractive read for all those who welcome a mathematical and scientific way of thinking about the world.

About the authors

Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov is a French–Russian mathematician. He is a Professor at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques and New York University. During his outstanding career he has received many honors and prizes; most recently he was awarded the Abel Prize "for his revolutionary contributions to geometry." He is a prolific author with more than 150 scientific publications including 8 books.

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eBook 71,39 €
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Great Circle of Mysteries
Book Subtitle
Mathematics, the World, the Mind
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53049-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53049-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53048-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 202
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