# Biography:William P. Byers

**William Paul Byers** (born 1943) is a Canadian mathematician and philosopher; professor emeritus in mathematics and statistics at Concordia University in *Montreal* , Canada.

He completed a BSc ('64), and an MSc ('65) from McGill University, and obtained his PhD ('69) from the University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation, *Anosov Flows*, was supervised by Stephen Smale.^{[1]}

His area of interests include dynamical systems and the philosophy of mathematics.

## Contents

## Books

Byers is the author of three books on mathematics:

*How Mathematicians Think: Using Ambiguity, Contradiction, and Paradox to Create Mathematics*(Princeton University Press, 2007)^{[2]}*The Blind Spot: Science and the Crisis of Uncertainty*(Princeton University Press, 2011)^{[3]}*Deep Thinking: What Mathematics Can Teach Us About the Mind*(World Scientific, 2015)^{[4]}

## See also

- List of people from Montreal

## References

- ↑ William P. Byers at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- ↑ Reviews of
*How Mathematicians Think*:- Grattan-Guinness, Ivor, "none",
*zbMATH* - Rogovchenko, Svitlana P., "none",
*zbMATH* - Chaitin, Gregory (July 25, 2007), "Review",
*New Scientist*, https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19526142.100-review-how-mathematicians-think-by-william-byers.html - Hersh, Reuben (December 2007), "Review",
*Notices of the American Mathematical Society***54**(11): 1496–1499, https://www.ams.org/notices/200711/tx071101496p.pdf - Kennard, Lee (April 2008), "none",
*Math Horizons***15**(4): 24–25 - Wolff, Ken (May 2008), "none",
*The Mathematics Teacher***101**(9): 696 - Baylis, John (March 2009), "none",
*The Mathematical Gazette***93**(526): 170–173 - Keyfitz, Barbara Lee (Winter 2009), "none",
*University of Toronto Quarterly***78**(1): 141–143, doi:10.1353/utq.0.0372

- Grattan-Guinness, Ivor, "none",
- ↑ Reviews of
*The Blind Spot*:- "Review",
*Quill & Quire*(Ontario Arts Council), https://quillandquire.com/review/the-blind-spot-science-and-the-crisis-of-uncertainty/ - "Nonfiction book review",
*Publishers Weekly*, https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-691-14684-3 - Jubin, Brenda (April 2011), "Review",
*Seeking Alpha*, https://seekingalpha.com/article/264854-book-review-the-blind-spot-science-and-the-crisis-of-uncertainty - "Review",
*Kirkus Reviews*, May 2011, https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/william-byers/blind-spot-science-uncertainty/ - Taylor, Paul (April 2012), "Review",
*Mathematics Today*(Institute of Mathematics & its Applications), https://ima.org.uk/418/the-blind-spotof-uncertainty/ - Sears, Ruthmae (October 2012), "none",
*The Mathematics Teacher***106**(3): 238, doi:10.5951/mathteacher.106.3.0238 - Edwards, Matthew (February 2013), "Review",
*The Actuary*, https://www.theactuary.com/arts/2013/02/07/blind-spot-william-byers

- "Review",
- ↑ Review of
*Deep Thinking*:- Bultheel, Adhemar (February 2015), "Review",
*EMS Reviews*(European Mathematical Society), https://euro-math-soc.eu/review/deep-thinking-what-mathematics-can-teach-us-about-mind

- Bultheel, Adhemar (February 2015), "Review",

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