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Gregory Chaitin
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Gregory Chaitin is widely known for his work on metamathematics and for his discovery of the celebrated Omega number, which proved the fundamental unknowability of math. He is the author of many books on mathematics, including Meta Math! The Quest for OmegaProving Darwin is his first book on biology. Chaitin was for many years at the IBM Watson Research Center in New York. The research described in this book was carried out at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, where Chaitin is now a professor. An Argentine-American, he is an honorary professor at the University of Buenos Aires and...

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Meta Math!
The Quest for Omega
Written by Gregory Chaitin


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 14, 2006
Price: $15.95

Gregory Chaitin, one of the world’s foremost mathematicians, leads us on a spellbinding journey, illuminating the process by which he arrived at his groundbreaking theory.

Chaitin’s revolutionary discovery, the Omega number, is an exquisitely complex representation of unknowability in mathematics. His investigations shed light on what we can ultimately know about the... Read more >
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Meta Math!
The Quest for Omega
Written by Gregory Chaitin


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Proving Darwin
Making Biology Mathematical
Written by Gregory Chaitin


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $15.00

Groundbreaking mathematician Gregory Chaitin gives us the first book to posit that we can prove how Darwin’s theory of evolution works on a mathematical level.

For years it has been received wisdom among most scientists that, just as Darwin claimed, all of the Earth’s life-forms evolved by blind chance. But does Darwin’s... Read more >
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Proving Darwin
Making Biology Mathematical
Written by Gregory Chaitin


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

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