New Kurt Gödel Biography "Journey to the Edge of Reason"

Discover the life and legacy of the twentieth century's foremost mathematical logician in Journey to the Edge of Reason: The Life of Kurt Gödelthe new biography by Stephen Budiansky.

Billed as "the first major biography written for a general audience of the logician and mathematician whose Incompleteness Theorems helped launch a modern scientific revolution," the book offers an intimate portrait of this towering intellectual, who was associated with the Institute from his first visit in the academic year 1933–34 until his death in 1978. 

The biography also features a vivid re-creation of the early days at the Institute, where Gödel often met with fellow longtime IAS scholar Albert Einstein.

Visit W. W. Norton to learn more.