Exciting New Math Course at Probability, and Book by Eccentric Mathematician

Recently, I just finished my Coursera course on Cryptography, and I have started a brand new course on Probability. This is a rather introductory course on Probability, probably at the junior undergraduate level. However, looking at the course syllabus, later on in the course some deeper aspects of probability will be taught.

Welcome message from the Probability team:

Thank you for signing up for Probability!  This is a beguiling subject with a fascinating historical tradition and vibrant modern applications.  We are delighted that you are joining us in this journey of exploration.  And you are entitled to bask in the warm light of the realisation that you are one of the pioneers in a novel form of online learning!

Class has already begun, so please join us.  We are looking forward immensely to our journey together!

Best wishes,
The Probability Course Team

The course is based on the book by Professor Venkatesh: The Theory of Probability: Explorations and Applications. Rated 5/5 on Amazon, this book is a good read, and covers many aspects of probability theory.

Another new Math book on the international scene is Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure by the eccentric French Mathematician Cédric Villani who received the Fields’ Medal in 2010. It contains the story of his life,  his favorite songs, his love of manga, and the imaginative stories he tells his children.

Cédric Villani