Finished reading July 16, 2013
This is a book about the building blocks of mathematics – prime numbers and the mathematicians who have spent their brainpower on trying to figure them out. Mostly it’s about the people who have tried to attack the Riemann hypothesis. It gives a short overview of the mathematicians, which is nice, there are some short anecdotes, some maths, quite a lot of graphs, but it all leads up to quantum physics and public-key cryptography.
However I found it enjoyable since I got to know a bit more about a lot of mathematicians whose names I have previously heard in my higher mathematics lectures at university.
So in conclusion if you’re into maths or physics, it’s a good book to pick up and read.