Adrián Paenza



Doctor in mathematics and journalist. He was born in Argentina in 1949. He teaches at Buenos Aires University, New York and Chicago Universities. He has also been the MC of TEDxBuenosAires. has published Matemática... ¿estás ahí? (Mathematics... Are You There?), a book that started a series of five titles about popular mathematics, which have already sold 600.000 copies and they are still on the best-seller lists. The series want to bring maths closer to people and entertain them. Paenza is already working on his next book, following the popularization of mathematics but offering a new form of content adapted to the broad experience he has gathered throughout the years, thanks to his permanent contact with thousands of readers.  

"This book is the kind that stays with you for the rest of your life:

a treasure chest that, once opened, floods us with questions and mysteries,

numbers so big as to be infinite, characters with whom you'd like

to hold friendly, intimate conversations."

Diego Golombek, about Mathematics... Are You There?

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By Adrián Paenza

  • Maths is Wonderful

    NON FICTION, 2017

    This book presents 15 surprising and challenging puzzles. You might not be able to solve them all the first time around, or the second for that matter, but the idea is to enjoy the journey as you...

  • Future Maths

    NON FICTION, 2017

    Did you know that it's perfectly possible for you to start your car remotely - regardless of where you are - and ‘ask it' to come pick you up, take you wherever you want go and then drive...

  • Strange Things Happen in Robotland

    NON FICTION, 2016

    For young children, maths problems can be very entertaining if they're framed in a playful and relaxed way. This new collection by Adrián Paenza invites children to try to solve enigmas,...

  • Detectives

    NON FICTION, 2015

    Adrián Paenza, the father of recreational mathematics, asks us to put on our detective hats to work out the problems posed by these mathematical mysteries. Each story will take you to...

  • Wrong Door

    NON FICTION, 2014

    How would we feel about maths if, when we were children, instead of being made to do fractions we were encouraged to work out how many stickers we needed to complete our World Cup album or why the...

  • Mathemagic

    NON FICTION, 2013

    This new book is a sea of ideas, games, challenges, strategies, wit and, especially, magic. What method should I use to make a survey infallible? Can maths help to solve a legal case? What’s...

  • M47HS 4 EVERY1

    NON FICTION, 2012

    More games, puzzles and problems. The new book by the father of the recreational mathematics in Argentina. TH3 PL3ASU8E OF TH1NK1NG, 3NJ0Y1NG H4V1NG 4N UN5OLV3D P80BL3M G01NG 4R0UND Y0UR...

  • What, Are These Also Mathematics?

    NON FICTION, 2011

    We are surrounded by numbers! Birth date, ID number, computer user, phone number. Numbers we repeat and repeat automatically and they only make sense when we associate them and we think in a...

  • Mathematics... Are You There?

    NON FICTION, 2006

    Mathematics... Are You there? It may well be hidden in a problem, but what we know for sure is that maths is around the corner, in our daily lives, waiting for us to find it.  In this trip...

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