Amor y matemáticas: El corazón de la realidad oculta by Edward Frenkel, Joan Andreano Weyland

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 l. a. 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, los angeles de los angeles evolución y los grandes hallazgos de las matemáticas, y, de forma paralela, los angeles de su biografía own, que le llevó de ser rechazado en l. a. 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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Some will argue that creating new life is the province of evolution and the deity, not of humans. But we have been creating new life forms for thousands of years, starting with the extraordinary creation of what Amman (personal communication, 2000) refers to as “genetic monsters” such as maize and wheat. These were created by our ancestors from either deliberate or spontaneous hybrids and are in effect new life forms with novel genomes that have founded whole civilizations. Many of our fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants have been created in similar ways.

From the discovery and early development of digital information technology in the 1960s, it has taken a mere four decades for information technology to be integrated into the lives of most people in both the developed and developing worlds. This technology is rapidly replacing mechanical devices for controlling aircraft and automobiles, and has vastly increased the capacity of individuals both to communicate with each other and to mine information on a global scale. Surveys of public views of digital technologies have consistently revealed that people perceive almost all aspects as highly beneficial and, not surprisingly, show real enthusiasm for any gadget that might either save time and money or provide entertainment, even though risks are associated with their use.

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