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3Jan/131

The Enigma of the Spiral Waves is now available

I'm excited to announce that Volume Two of Matthew Watkins' "Secrets of Creation" trilogy, "The Enigma of the Spiral Waves," is now available.

From the author's web site:

The Enigma of the Spiral Waves takes its readers further into into the workings of the number system. Continuing to make use of Watkins and Tweed's innovative visual approach to communicating advanced mathematical ideas without any need for formulas, equations, x's or y's, the reader is introduced to the mystifying "Riemann zeros" and the notorious Riemann Hypothesis. It's eventually explained how the weird set of frequencies met at the end of Volume 1 have all of the mathematical "fingerprints" necessary to strongly suggest that they correspond to the vibrations of some kind of (unknown) "system". As Oxford mathematics professor Marcus du Sautoy has said, "We have all this evidence that the Riemann zeros are vibrations, but we don't know what's doing the vibrating."

I loved Volume One, "The Mystery of the Prime Numbers," and I reviewed it here.

Shecky at the Math-Frolic Blog has a great interview with Dr. Watkins here.

I will be doing a podcast interview with Dr. Watkins so stand by for that.

More information about the trilogy is available on the author's site.

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  1. Great news! I was hoping you might interview Dr. Watkins at some point (wasn’t sure how practical transatlantic interviews were for you given the time difference), and look forward to hearing more from him.


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