The Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics

Marcus du Sautoy

In the Music of the Primes, Marcus du Sautoy tells the illuminating, authoritative, and engaging story of Bernhard Reimann and the ongoing quest to capture the holy grail of mathematics—the formula to predict prime numbers.

Oliver Sacks, the author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, calls The Music of the Primes “an amazing book. . . . I could not put it down once I had started.” Simon Winchester, the author of The Professor and the Madman, writes, “this fascinating account, decoding the inscrutable language of the mathematical priesthood, is written like the purest poetry.

Marcus du Sautoy’s enthusiasm shines through every line of this hymn to the joy of high intelligence, illuminating as it does so even the darkest corners of his most mysterious universe.”