Gowers, Timothy
Overview
Works:  21 works in 113 publications in 13 languages and 5,190 library holdings 

Genres:  Popular works Conference papers and proceedings Educational films Filmed lectures Essays 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Creator 
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by
Timothy Gowers
The Princeton companion to mathematics by
Timothy Gowers(
)
31 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 3,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text features nearly 200 entries which introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary, trace the development of modern mathematics, define essential terms and concepts and put them in context, explain core ideas in major areas of mathematics, and much more
31 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 3,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text features nearly 200 entries which introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary, trace the development of modern mathematics, define essential terms and concepts and put them in context, explain core ideas in major areas of mathematics, and much more
Mathematics : a very short introduction by
Timothy Gowers(
Book
)
22 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mathematics is a subject we are all exposed to in our daily lives, but one which many of us fear. In this introduction, Timothy Gowers elucidates the most fundamental differences, which are primarily philosophical, between advanced mathematics and what we learn at school, so that one emerges with a clearer understanding of such paradoxicalsounding concepts as 'infinity', 'curved space', and 'imaginary numbers'. From basic ideas, through to philosophical queries, to common sociological questions about the mathematical community, this book unravels some of the mysteries of space and numbers."Jacket
22 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mathematics is a subject we are all exposed to in our daily lives, but one which many of us fear. In this introduction, Timothy Gowers elucidates the most fundamental differences, which are primarily philosophical, between advanced mathematics and what we learn at school, so that one emerges with a clearer understanding of such paradoxicalsounding concepts as 'infinity', 'curved space', and 'imaginary numbers'. From basic ideas, through to philosophical queries, to common sociological questions about the mathematical community, this book unravels some of the mysteries of space and numbers."Jacket
Mathematics by
Timothy Gowers(
Book
)
23 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics is a subject we are all exposed to in our daily lives, but one that many of us fear. Timothy Gowers's entertaining overview of the topic explains the differences between what we learn at school and advanced mathematics, and helps the math phobic emerge with a clearer understanding of such paradoxicalsounding concepts as “infinity, “curved space, and “imaginary numbers. From basic ideas to philosophical queries to common sociological questions about the mathematical community, this book unravels the mysteries of space and numbers
23 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics is a subject we are all exposed to in our daily lives, but one that many of us fear. Timothy Gowers's entertaining overview of the topic explains the differences between what we learn at school and advanced mathematics, and helps the math phobic emerge with a clearer understanding of such paradoxicalsounding concepts as “infinity, “curved space, and “imaginary numbers. From basic ideas to philosophical queries to common sociological questions about the mathematical community, this book unravels the mysteries of space and numbers
The CMI millennium meeting collection : Clay Mathematics Institute Millennium Meeting, Collège de France, Paris, May 2425,
2000(
Visual
)
6 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The video ... provides a portrait of CMI, its culture and the people behind it, as well as of the spirit of the CMI Millennium event excerpts from interviews explain the significance of the prize problems and the challenges they pose."
6 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The video ... provides a portrait of CMI, its culture and the people behind it, as well as of the spirit of the CMI Millennium event excerpts from interviews explain the significance of the prize problems and the challenges they pose."
Matematica : un'introduzione by
Timothy Gowers(
Book
)
2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The importance of mathematics by
Timothy Gowers(
Visual
)
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Importance of Mathematics is a lucid, dynamic presentation of the deep and important question of the relevance of mathematics to society, delivered by one of the best mathematicians of the modern age. Timothy Gowers is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambirdge (UK) and a recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal. Professor Gowers gave the Keynote Address at the historic Millennium Meeting of the Clay Mathematics Institute  the very same meeting at which the Millennium Prize Problems were announced. Gowers spoke about the relevance of mathematics to diverse applications citing examples in computer science, finance, and engineering. His theme underscores the unity of different apparently diverse subfields of mathematics. His exposition is exceptionally clear and easy to follow, making mathematics accessible to nonexperts
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Importance of Mathematics is a lucid, dynamic presentation of the deep and important question of the relevance of mathematics to society, delivered by one of the best mathematicians of the modern age. Timothy Gowers is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambirdge (UK) and a recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal. Professor Gowers gave the Keynote Address at the historic Millennium Meeting of the Clay Mathematics Institute  the very same meeting at which the Millennium Prize Problems were announced. Gowers spoke about the relevance of mathematics to diverse applications citing examples in computer science, finance, and engineering. His theme underscores the unity of different apparently diverse subfields of mathematics. His exposition is exceptionally clear and easy to follow, making mathematics accessible to nonexperts
The importance of mathematics Clay Mathematics Institute, millennium meeting, Collège de France, Paris, May 2425, 2000(
Visual
)
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The importance of mathematics : a lecture [given at the Clay Mathematics Institute Millenium meeting, Collège de France,
Paris, May 2425, 2000] by
Timothy Gowers(
Visual
)
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This lecture is a treasure trove of mathematical intuition and insight into the relationship between mathematics and its applications. Using historical and presentday examples, the speaker makes a convincing argument that mathematics plays a crucial role in the advancement of science"Container cover
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This lecture is a treasure trove of mathematical intuition and insight into the relationship between mathematics and its applications. Using historical and presentday examples, the speaker makes a convincing argument that mathematics plays a crucial role in the advancement of science"Container cover
The importance of mathematics : a lecture by Timothy Gowers by
François Tisseyre(
Visual
)
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matematika nagyon röviden by
Timothy Gowers(
Book
)
2 editions published in 2010 in Hungarian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2010 in Hungarian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ponts inattendus entre trois univers by
Timothy Gowers(
)
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Wiskunde : de kortste introductie by
Timothy Gowers(
Book
)
1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Princeton companion to mathematics(
)
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Combinatorics in the service of mathematics by World Mathematical Year 2000 Symposium: the Legacy of John Charles Fields(
Visual
)
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mathematics A Very Short Introduction by
Timothy Gowers(
Recording
)
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"The aim of this book is to explain, carefully but not technically, the differences between advanced, researchlevel mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we learn at school. The most fundamental differences are philosophical, and readers of this book will emerge with a clearer understanding of paradoxicalsounding concepts such as infinity, curved space, and imaginary numbers. The first few chapters are about general aspects of mathematical thought. These are followed by discussions of more specific topics, and the book closes with a chapter answering common sociological questions about the mathematical community (such as "Is it true that mathematicians burn out at the age of 25?")"Provided by publisher
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"The aim of this book is to explain, carefully but not technically, the differences between advanced, researchlevel mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we learn at school. The most fundamental differences are philosophical, and readers of this book will emerge with a clearer understanding of paradoxicalsounding concepts such as infinity, curved space, and imaginary numbers. The first few chapters are about general aspects of mathematical thought. These are followed by discussions of more specific topics, and the book closes with a chapter answering common sociological questions about the mathematical community (such as "Is it true that mathematicians burn out at the age of 25?")"Provided by publisher
The CMI Millennium Meeting collection(
Visual
)
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The CMI Millennium Meeting collection(
Visual
)
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The CMI Millennium Meeting collection(
Visual
)
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The CMI Millennium Meeting collection(
Visual
)
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
more
fewer
Audience Level
0 

1  
Kids  General  Special 
Related Identities
 BarrowGreen, June 1953 Author Editor
 Leader, Imre Editor
 Princeton University
 Clay Mathematics Institute
 Tisseyre, François Author
 Basdevant, JeanLouis Translator
 Atelier EcoutezVoir
 Tate, John Torrence 1925 Creator
 Atiyah, Michael Francis 1929 Creator
 Mulder, Joost 1957 Translator
Useful Links
Alternative Names
Gowers, T.
Gowers, Timothy
Gowers, William Timothy 1963
Timothy Gowers Brits wiskundige
Timothy Gowers matemàtic britànic
Timothy Gowers mathématicien britannique
William Timothy Gowers britischer Mathematiker
William Timothy Gowers matemático británico
William Timothy Gowers matematico inglese
Тімоті Гауерс
Уильям Тимоти Гауэрс
טימותי גוורס מתמטיקאי בריטי
تيموثي غاورز
تيموثي غاورز رياضياتي بريطاني
تیموثی قاورز
تیموثی گاورز ریاضیدان بریتانیایی
ٹموتھی گوورز
টিমোথি গাওয়ার্স
টিমোথি গাওয়ার্স ব্রিটিশ গণিতবিদ
တင်မသီ ဂေါင်ဝါစ်
가워스, 티모시 1963
고워스, 티모시 1963
윌리엄 고워스
ウィリアム・ティモシー・ガワーズ
蒂莫西·高爾斯
Languages
English
(80)
Spanish (5)
Dutch (5)
German (3)
French (2)
Chinese (2)
Hungarian (2)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Korean (2)
Hebrew (1)
Slovenian (1)
Czech (1)
Spanish (5)
Dutch (5)
German (3)
French (2)
Chinese (2)
Hungarian (2)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Korean (2)
Hebrew (1)
Slovenian (1)
Czech (1)
Covers