by Jordan Ellenberg

An instant New York Times Bestseller!


“Unreasonably entertaining….reveals how geometric thinking can allow for everything from fairer American elections to better pandemic planning.” – The New York Times  


From the New York Times-bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong—himself a world-class geometer—a far-ranging exploration of the power of geometry, which turns out to help us think better about practically everything.

How should a democracy choose its representatives? How can you stop a pandemic from sweeping the world? How do computers learn to play Go, and why is learning Go so much easier for them than learning to read a sentence? Can ancient Greek proportions predict the stock market? (Sorry, no.) What should your kids learn in school if they really want to learn to think? All these are questions about geometry. For real.

Interview with the Author

Lex Fridman Podcast
#190 – Jordan Ellenberg: Mathmatics of High – Dimensional Shapes and Geometries
6/13/21         168 min

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape
151 | Jordan Ellenberg on the Mathematics of Political Boundaries
6/14/21        84 min

Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria
Geometry w/ Jordan Ellenberg
8/9/21         59 min

Podcast art of The Astral HustleThe Astral Hustle
Jordan Ellenberg
5/24/21         52 min

Inquiring Minds
Getting into Shape with Jordan Ellenberg
6/21/21         44 min

Instant Genius
Hidden geometry, with Jordan Ellenberg
6/27/21         31 min


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