Connect with us

Breaking News

The Tenth Muse review: A story in which the women count


Scientist

The Tenth Muse review: A story in which the women count

In her new historical novel, Catherine Chung celebrates the women who shaped modern mathematics – and wonders why they weren’t paid Humans 7 November 2019 By Donna Lu Caiaimage/Robert Daly/Getty Images “A mathematical proof is absolute once it has been written and verified,” says Katherine, the narrator of Catherine Chung’s novel The Tenth Muse. “If…

The Tenth Muse review: A story in which the women count

In her new historical novel, Catherine Chung celebrates the women who shaped modern mathematics – and wonders why they weren’t paid



Humans



7 November 2019

By Donna Lu

New Scientist Default Image

Caiaimage/Robert Daly/Getty Images

“A mathematical proof is absolute once it has been written and verified,” says Katherine, the narrator of Catherine Chung’s novel The Tenth Muse. “If the internal logic of a proof holds, it is considered unassailable and true.”

The book contrasts the axioms of mathematics with the mutability and complexities of life. This is historical rather than speculative fiction, reaching from the present back to World War II and the mid-20th century.

As a child in 1950s America, Katherine …

Did You See This CB Softwares?

37 SOFTWARE TOOLS... FOR $27!?

Join Affiliate Bots Right Away

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

To Top