A Divine Language: An Evening with Alec Wilkinson and Rich Cohen

Event Date: July 26, 2022 7:00 pm

A spirited, metaphysical exploration into math’s deepest mysteries and conundrums at the crux of middle age. Part memoir, part metaphysical travel book, and part journey in self-improvement, “A Divine Language” journeys into the heart of the divine aspect of mathematics—its mysteries, challenges, and revelations—since antiquity. Wilkinson takes the reader through his investigations into the subject’s big questions—number theory and the creation of numbers, the debate over math’s human or otherworldly origins, problems and equations that remain unsolved after centuries, the conundrum of prime numbers.

A Divine Language: Learning Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus at the Edge of Old Age by Alec Wilkinson