Hearing mathematics ...

Hearing mathematics ...

Alex's Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos

Generations of mathematicians have tried to get ordinary people to hear the beauty of numbers in the same way that they instantly hear music. Their failure has been close to total. Alex Bellos, a former foreign correspondent for the Guardian and the Observer, had an idea for doing a better job. Returning from several years as a reporter in Brazil, he decided to apply his journalistic skills to a very different territory: the landscape of mathematics..

To read more, go to The Guardian website:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/apr/25/alex-bellos-adventures-numberland-mathematics