Eugenia Cheng: How to Bake Pi
How can whipping up a hollandaise sauce help you understand number theory? Mathematician Eugenia Cheng says that “math, like recipes, has both ingredients and method.” In her new book, How to Bake Pi, Cheng cooks up digestible math lessons on everything from number theory to topology to category theory. Read an excerpt from the book here, and find out how to eat π pies here.
Dr. Eugenia Cheng is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield, U.K., and is Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her latest book is Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics (Basic Books, 2017).