We sat down with Mari, Online Math Content Specialist for City Year, and found out what she is reading right now.
Currently Reading: Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
Why it’s great: Has the impossible happened? The NSA’s top code-breaking machine may have just found an unbreakable code. The head cryptographer is wondering how someone could have done the mathematically improbable task of writing an unbreakable code and if they have, what does this mean for the future of national security? Enter the world of cryptography, where top mathematicians and computer scientists blend their mathematical and reasoning skills to create codes and ciphers, to both encrypt and decrypt secret messages.
This book was right up my ally - start with a suspense novel, add in math and espionage, and throw in some logic puzzle. This book kept me on the edge of seat right up until the very end!