a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|La formula di Ramanujan (2001)
|Marco Abate (writer) / P. Ongaro (artist)
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by the same author)
A trip from Berkeley to India via Oxford to recover the lost Ramanujan's notebooks, pursued independently
by two (again, realistic) mathematicians, both driven by revenge, though of different kind.
Along the way we listen to a biographic sketch of Ramanujan's life, to a very fast account of the use of prime numbers in cryptography, and to a philosophic discussion of how mathematics creates the real world.
All that in a comic book! Published in Italian as
Martin Mystere 230, Sergio Bonelli Editore, Milano, 2001, 94 pp
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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books
let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)