David Acheson is an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. After a career of university teaching and research in applied mathematics, he now tries to help popularise mathematics, through books and lectures for young people and the general public. His latest book is The Wonder Book of Geometry.
Interviews with David Acheson
From Thales’s theorem to the Banach-Tarski paradox, Oxford mathematician David Acheson’s book, The Wonder Book of Geometry, is a lively attempt to bring to life geometry—literally, ‘earth measurement’—and make it accessible to the general public. Here, David recommends some of the books that influenced him, “in the order in which I met them, over a timespan of some 60 years.”