Friday, March 19, 2010

First Clay Mathematics Prize Awarded

The First Clay Mathematic Prize was awarded to Grigoriy Perelman for solving the Poincare Conjecture.


Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin a dense account of the 2008 financial crisis.
Drive by Daniel H. Pink, about research into human motivation.
Lanark by Alasdair Gray, a Kafkasque novel.
Empire of Illusion by Chris Hedges, a polemic against corporations and popular culture which I would not recommend.
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work by Matthew B. Crawford a charming book celebrating manual work and craftsmanship.