Two good reads.
Christmas time is reading time… and I actually read two quite amazing books:
- Jacques Hadamard: The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field
A classic. Very nice introspection and discussion about “how” mathematics is done. In particular it discusses a lot of potential theories of mathematical innovation and invention (as one might have guessed from the title).
- Norbert Wiener: I Am a Mathematician
Part two of his autobiography. A very interesting read with a lot of big names and a lot of interesting insights into various aspects in and around mathematics. (thanks to Dave Goldberg for the pointer)