FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 8:30 p.m.
The 9th Night of Uncertainty will bring together the mathematician Misha Gromov and Stéphane Paoli for a discussion about Mr. Gromov’s new book Introduction aux mystères.
Introduction aux Mystères (An Introduction to the Mysteries), written and conceived by the Franco-Russian mathematician Misha Gromov, grew out of Misha Gromov’s Library of Mysteries, one of the iconic works in the 2011 exhibition Mathematics, A Beautiful Elsewhere held at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris. This work was the brainchild of a unique, interactive collaboration between Misha Gromov and filmmaker/artist David Lynch, who also teamed up with musician Patti Smith to offer the general public a library of quotations from over thirty books by illustrious thinkers such as Archimedes, Descartes, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Henri Poincaré and Alan Turing.
In Introduction aux Mystères, Misha Gromov takes this subjective anthology and explores it in greater depth. He establishes thematic connections between the different works, incorporates additional quotes from the thinkers as well as new observations of his own in order to broaden our understanding of these important texts. Through this book, Misha Gromov, one of the most original and visionary thinkers of our time, invites readers to discover these seminal “opinions” that have influenced the history of humankind.
Renseignements et réservation (indispensable) tous les jours, sauf le lundi, de 11h à 20h.
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