May. 28, 2013

Another article about the book, with many direct quotations from the German translation (found by Andreas): 

http://www. spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-92537067.html

In the book, you will not only learn something about mathematics, but also some useful things for daily life. Another direct quotation, translated by me:

“You should always fly economy class, statistically seen the girls are much more delightful.”

I’ve arrived now at the time when Villani was awarded the Fields medal. I did not fully understand why he gets the medal, and not his coworker Clement Mouhot, but maybe this will be clarified in the last chapters.