Science Book a Day Interviews Paul Hoffman

My interview with Paul Hoffman

Science Book a Day

paul_bioSpecial thanks to Paul Hoffman for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth

Paul Hoffman is the president and CEO of Liberty Science Center, a 300,000 square-foot learning center in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson. Liberty Science Center is visited by 600,000 people a year and is home to the nation’s largest IMAX domed theater. He is known as a journalist and biographer whose work explores the relationship between genius, madness, obsession, and creativity. – From Paul’s homepage.

Paul’s Homepage: http://thephtest.com

#1 – How did you come to write this book? How did you go about researching Paul Erdos’ life?

For the November 1987 issue of Atlantic Monthly I wrote a long profile of Paul Erdős based on my accompanying him for a month on his mathematical sojourns.  He (and I)…

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