Meta Maths is Gregory Chaitin's exuberant account of his discovery of 'omega': the infinitely long, exquisitely complex and utterly incalculable representation of randomness and unknowability in mathematics.
From Euclid to Godel to Turing, Chaitin's infectious narrative guides us on a spellbinding journey through the historical advances in maths and science that led to his breakthrough discovery.
Once there he takes us further, to the very frontiers of scientific thinking.
Meta Maths shows that mathematics is as much art form as logic, as much science as pure reasoning, and sheds light on what we can ultimately hope to know about the universe and the very nature of life.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, Diagrams throughout
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 09/08/2007
- Category: Philosophy of mathematics
- ISBN: 9781843545255