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Apostolos Doxiadis (Greek: ????????? ????????) (b. 1953 in Brisbane, Queensland in Australia and raised in Greece) is a Greek writer.

Since his early years Doxiadis was drawn to mathematics and at the age of 15 he entered Columbia University in New York City to study math. He later attended the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris where he studied mathematical modeling of the nervous system at the graduate level.

Later, Doxiadis returned to his love of the theater and entered the film-making industry. For a few years, he worked as an actor and in 1983 he directed his first movie, Underground Passage. His second movie, Terirem, won the Best Works and Filmography at the 1988 Berlin Film Festival.

The mid-1980s began a prolific period for Doxiadis. He wrote four novels: Parallel Life (????????? ??? - Parallili Zoi) in 1985, Macbeth (?????????? - Macavettas) in 1988, in 1992, Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture (? ????? ?????? ??? ? ??????? ??? ?????????? - O Theios Petros kai i Eikasia tou Goldbach), which went on to become an international bestseller, and The Three Little Men (?? ???? ?????????? - Ta Tria Anthropakia) in 1997. All four works were written in Greek.

Doxiadis, fluent in both Greek and English, translated Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture into English in 2000. Uncle Petros was published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber, where it met great critical and commercial success, and in the U.S. by Bloomsbury USA. It has since been translated into over 30 languages.

His works in theater include The Tragic History of Jackson Pollock, Abstract Expressionist, a shadow-puppet musical, and a play called Seventeenth Night (?????? ?????? ????? - Dekati Evdomi Nychta), the subject of which is the theorems of Kurt Gödel and the final days of the mathematician's life.

He has also translated plays from English into Greek, including Romeo and Juliet (??????? ??? ????????), Hamlet (?????), both by Shakespeare, and Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill.

Doxiadis' most recent project is the graphic novel Logicomix, co-written with Christos Papadimitriou, a Computer Science professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Using Bertrand Russell as its narrator and protagonist, this work examines the history of mathematics, the 20th century, and, self-referentially, the lives of the authors and the history of the project's creation. Logicomix was published in September 2009 in Great Britain, by Bloomsbury Publishing, and in the U.S. by Bloomsbury USA. Logicomix received laudatory reviews, including the San Francisco Chronicle review which called it "imaginative, funny and gripping," and the book debuted at the top of the New York Times Best Seller List in the category Paperback Graphic Books.

In recent years, Doxiadis has been studying the intersection of mathematics and narrative. In addition to his books Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture and Logicomix, which are works of literature that contain mathematical subject matter, Doxiadis has published a collection of interviews and essays on this subject in a work called From Paranoia to Algorithms (??? ??? ???????? ????? ??????????? - Apo tin Paranoia stous Algorithmous), and in 2006 established a non-profit organization, Thales and Friends (????? ??? ????? - Thalis ke Fili), which has the aim of bridging the gap between the disciplines.
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Total Books: 13
Logicomix An Epic Search for Truth
2009 - Logicomix an Epic Search for Truth (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781596914520
ISBN-10: 1596914521
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Logicomix An Epic Search for Truth
2009 - Logicomix an Epic Search for Truth (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780747597209
ISBN-10: 0747597200
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Oncle Petros ou la conjecture de Goldbach
2002 - Oncle Petros Ou La Conjecture De Goldbach (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782020505611
ISBN-10: 2020505614
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Onkel Petros und die Goldbachsche Vermutung
2001 - Onkel Petros Und Die Goldbachsche Vermutung (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783404920990
ISBN-10: 3404920996
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Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture
2001 - Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571205110
ISBN-10: 0571205119
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture  A Novel of Mathematical Obsession
Oncle Petros et la conjecture de Goldbach
2000 - Oncle Petros Et La Conjecture De Goldbach (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782267015546
ISBN-10: 2267015544
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Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture
2000 - Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571202034
ISBN-10: 0571202039
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Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture
2000 - Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781582340678
ISBN-10: 1582340676
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture
Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571203215
ISBN-10: 0571203213
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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El Tio Petros y La Conjetura de Glodbach
El Tio Petros Y La Conjetura De Glodbach [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788440698773
ISBN-10: 8440698771
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Tio Petros y La Conjetura de Golbach
Tio Petros Y La Conjetura De Golbach [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788496546561
ISBN-10: 849654656X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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