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A housekeeping is sent to work for the Professor, a former mathematician who can remember new memories for only 80 minutes. She is frustrated to find that he loves only mathematics and shows no interest whatsoever in anything or anyone else. One day, upon learning that she has a 10-year-old son waiting home alone until late at night every day, the Professor tells the housekeeper to have her son come to his home directly from school from that day on. Read what happens then.
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor's dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favourite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world's greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, and he seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he's a dog.
Set between the late 19th century and present-day, this graphic novel is based on the story of the so-called "foundational quest" in mathematics.
Logicomix intertwines the philosophical struggles with the characters' own personal turmoil.
This novel re-imagines the lives of German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and the geographer Alexander von Humboldt and their many groundbreaking ways of taking the world's measure. One subplot fictionalises the conflict between Gauss and his son Eugene; while Eugene wanted to become a linguist, his father decreed that he study law.