Think of the best storyteller you know and the coolest teacher you ever had, and now you’ve got some idea of what Alex Bellos is like.

- Steven Strogatz, Cornell University

Alex is one of the few people who can talk about numbers without being intimidating.

- Evan Davis, BBC

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Hi, I'm Alex Bellos. I write and I talk. Usually, about mathematics. Sometimes, about football and Brazil. My popular science books - Alex's Adventures in Numberland, Alex Through the Looking-Glass and Can You Solve My Problems? - are all bestsellers and have been translated into more than 20 languages. (In America the first two have the titles Here's Looking at Euclid and The Grapes of Math). I write a maths blog and a puzzle blog for the Guardian and frequently speak on maths at conferences, festivals, in schools and in companies. My maths blog won the prize for best science blog 2016 awarded by the Association of British Science Writers. My latest book is Puzzle Ninja, a collection of more than 200 Japanese logic puzzles. (Errata for Can you Solve my Problems are here.)

UK

UK


I have written two mathematical colouring books with Edmund Harriss: Snowflake Seashell Star and Visions of Numberland, (in the US the titles are Patterns of the Universe and Visions of the Universe).

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UK

USA

USA


Football School is a children's book series that uses football to explain everything from maths to zoology and from English to fashion. Season 1 and Season 2 are out now.

You can find out more at the Football School website, or subscribe to the Football School Youtube channel.

Martyn Heather, Head of Education and Welfare, Premier League, said of Football School: "[It] will spark a love of learning in any child who reads it. It is intelligent, inspiring, funny, and deserves a large audience!"


My first book was Futebol: the Brazilian Way of Life, a look at contemporary Brazil through football, and I co-wrote Pelé's autobiography.

This website has more information about my books, my talks, my radio documentaries, my YouTube clips and me. 


YOUTUBE

How to cut a cake using scientific principles:     More than 15 million views on YouTube.

TWITTER


LOOP

Another project is LOOP, pool on an elliptical table.

An introduction to LOOP. For more information www.loop-the-game.com

A game of LOOP. For more information www.loop-the-game.com


RADIOLAB

Radiolab devoted an episode to my survey to find the world's favourite number. (Programme starts at 1:00)

Radiolab devoted an episode to my survey to find the world's favourite number. (Programme starts at 1:00)

BBC RADIO

I went to India for the BBC to make a radio documentary on the links between numbers and Indian spirituality. Here's me with the Shankaracharya of Puri.

I went to India for the BBC to make a radio documentary on the links between numbers and Indian spirituality. Here's me with the Shankaracharya of Puri.


BOOKS - MATHEMATICS

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BOOKS - BRAZIL

 
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BOOKS - TRANSLATIONS