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  • Combining poetry, music and formidable sleuthing, the charismatic Cédric Villani skilfully unfolds the complex yet wondrous world of mathematics. Birth of a Theorem inspires and entertains!

    Patti Smith
  • Cédric Villani’s BIRTH OF A THEOREM is like no other book about maths: an unfiltered view into the daily life, and the soul, of a great mathematician, as he approaches and finally conquers a major result

    Jordan Ellenberg
  • This man could plainly do for mathematics what Brian Cox has done for physics…. [Birth of a Theorem] is one of the most peculiar and entertaining science books you will ever read

    Brian Appleyard, Sunday Times
  • Villani has written probably the most unlikely unputdownable thriller of the decade

    Richard Morrison, The Times
  • A fine book from a brilliant man

    Rod Liddle, Sunday Times

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