Where Pythagoras Consorts with Pulitzer
"Mathematics is no more computation than literature is typing." from Innumeracy
John Allen Paulos is an extensively kudized author, popular public speaker, and former monthly columnist for ABCNews.com, the Scientific American, and the Guardian. Professor of math at Temple University in Philadelphia, he earned his Ph.D. in the subject from the University of Wisconsin.
His recent book (September, 2022) is Who's Counting - Uniting Numbers and Narrative with Stories from Popular Cultures, Puzzles, Politics, and More. Other writings of his include Innumeracy (NY Times bestseller for 18 weeks), A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (on the Random House Modern Library's compilation of the 100 best nonfiction books of the century), Once Upon a Number (chosen as one of the best books of 1998), and A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market (a brief tenant on the BusinessWeek bestsellers list). He's also written scholarly papers on probability, logic, and the philosophy of science as well as scores of OpEds, book reviews, and articles in publications such as the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Nation, Discover, the American Scholar, and the London Review of Books and has an extensive web and media presence.
In 2003 he received the AAAS award for promoting public understanding of science and in 2013 the Mathematics Communication Award from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics.
BREAKING NEWS! ;-) Paulos' new book, Who's Counting: Uniting Numbers and Naratives, will be out September 15th. Who's Counting book cover