What We Are Reading Today: Prime Suspects

Updated 07 August 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Prime Suspects

  • Prime Suspects is a graphic novel that takes you on a voyage of forensic discovery

Authors: Andrew Granville, Jennifer Granville and Robert J. Lewis

Integers and permutations — two of the most basic mathematical objects — are born of different fields and analyzed with separate techniques. 

Yet when the Mathematical Sciences Investigation team of crack forensic mathematicians, led by Prof. Gauss, begins its autopsies of the victims of two seemingly unrelated homicides, Arnie Integer and Daisy Permutation, they discover the most extraordinary similarities between the structures of each body.

Prime Suspects is a graphic novel that takes you on a voyage of forensic discovery, exploring some of the most fundamental ideas in mathematics. Travel with Detective von Neumann as he leaves no clue unturned, from shepherds’ huts in the Pyrenees to secret societies in the cafés of Paris, from the hidden codes in the music of the stones to the grisly discoveries in Finite Fields. 

Tremble at the ferocity of the believers in deep and rigid abstraction. Feel the frustration — and the excitement — of our young heroine, Emmy Germain, as she blazes a trail for women in mathematical research and learns from Prof. Gauss, the greatest forensic detective of them all.


Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra to speak at Sharjah forum

Priyanka Chopra Jonas has starred in more than 60 films and won multiple acting awards. (File/AFP)
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Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra to speak at Sharjah forum

DUBAI: Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been announced as a guest speaker on the opening day of the 9th edition of Sharjah’s International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) on March 4 at the city’s Expo Center.

The Bollywood star and UNICEF Goodwill ambassador will lead a discussion on the impact of films and TV programs on shaping the public opinion during a talk entitled “Why Does the Screen Have so Much Impact on Public Opinion.”

A highly accomplished actress, Chopra Jonas has starred in more than 60 films and won multiple acting awards throughout her successful career, which makes her an ideal choice to discuss the power of visual media at the upcoming forum.

The session will be moderated by Lebanese television presenter and journalist Raya Abi Rached.