math is sexy

Cedric Villani is one of the most prominent mathematicians of our era. You simply cannot imagine him without the suit, a large bow and a spider brooch.

His novel about the birth of the theorem consists of three text types: the body, the e-mail messages and very complex math formulas. The challenge to set them correctly was accepted by my coleague Simon Korenjak, who is an expert in the TeX language layout.

Technical but sensitive Input typeface by David Jonathan Ross nicely tied up the chapters, the formulas, the e-mail messages and the illustrations of Villani’s peers.