WSJHS Book Club

The Mathematician's Shiva: an hour with Stuart Rojstaczer

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MAR
23

WSJHS Book Club

Tuesday from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-23 19:00:00 2021-03-23 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles WSJHS Book Club The WSJHS Virtual Book Club Tuesday, March 23, 7-8pm. Join us for this first WSJHS Book Club, hosted by WSJHS Board Member Harvey Grad and featuring the author of The Mathematician's Shiva. See below for the story summary and the various ways you can obtain the book. We hope to "see" you at this discussion and sharing of our own related digital exhibit in the Washington Jewish Museum.

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The WSJHS Virtual Book Club Tuesday, March 23, 7-8pm. Join us for this first WSJHS Book Club, hosted by WSJHS Board Member Harvey Grad and featuring the author of The Mathematician's Shiva. See below for the story summary and the various ways you can obtain the book. We hope to "see" you at this discussion and sharing of our own related digital exhibit in the Washington Jewish Museum.

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The WSJHS Book Club
Tuesday, March 23, 7-8pm.

About the book:
Alexander "Sasha" Karnokovitch and his family would like to mourn the passing of his mother, Rachela, with modesty and dignity. But Rachela, a famous Polish émigré mathematician and professor at the University of Wisconsin, is rumored to have solved the million-dollar, Navier-Stokes Millennium Prize problem. Rumor also has it that she spitefully took the solution to her grave. To Sasha's chagrin, a ragtag group of socially challenged mathematicians arrives in Madison and crashes the shiva, vowing to do whatever it takes to find the solution--even if it means prying up the floorboards for Rachela's notes.

The book is available as an audio book on Audible or free at most any public library via the Hoopla app. Also the Library of Congress has its own free audio version (excellent quality) for the sight impaired via its Bard app.

Book is available as a paperback from most any library or bookstore (I like Third Place Books). Also via Amazon and other online sellers.

Book is available as an e-book via Kindle as you noted. Also Apple Books and Google Books.


About the author:

Stuart Rojztaczer Author Photo

Stuart Rojstaczer is an American writer, scientist and musician. Raised in Milwaukee, he received degrees from the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and Stanford University. He is a former Duke University geophysics professor, and has lived in Israel, Italy and throughout the United States. His parents were Polish-Jewish, post-WWII immigrants. He has written about education for the New York Times and the Washington Post, and has written research articles in hydrology, ecology, geophysics and geology for Science, Nature and many other scientific journals. His academic memoir, Gone for Good (OUP, 1999), was widely praised. His novel, The Mathematician's Shiva (Penguin, 2014), was an American Booksellers Association bestseller. He received the National Jewish Book Award for Outstanding Debut Fiction (2014) and has been a National Science Foundation Young Investigator. He has lectured at universities worldwide and appeared on CNN, ESPN, NPR and, briefly, in the Academy Award-nominated movie Moneyball. His work has been cited in Supreme Court briefs and congressional laws, and has been used to champion the launch of NASA environmental satellites. He lives with his wife in northern California.


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