THALES + FRIENDS is a not-for-profit organization based in Greece that works to bridge the chasm between mathematics and other forms of cultural activities.
To achieve its goals, THALES + FRIENDS works to create opportunities for interdisciplinary research and communication through lectures, discussions, publications, and reading groups.
THALES + FRIENDS continues its activities with a series of interviews with leaders in various fields.
The Argentine author Mr. Guillermo Martinez in conversation with the journalist Mr. George Karouzakis. The interview is part of the Meetings on the Bridge initiative, which bridges the chasm between mathematics and various forms of cultural activities.
Guillermo Martínez (born 29 July 1962) is an Argentine novelist and short story writer. Martínez was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. He gained a PhD in mathematical logic at the University of Buenos Aires. After his degree in Argentina, he worked for two years in a postdoctoral position at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford. His most successful novel has been Crímenes Imperceptibles (Imperceptible Crimes) known as The Oxford Murders, written in 2003. In the same year, he was awarded the Planeta Prize for this novel, which has been translated into a number of languages. The book has appeared as a film in 2008, directed by Alex de la Iglesia, and starring John Hurt, Elijah Wood, Leonor Watling and Julie Cox.
Scientific supervision: Tefkros Michaelides
Journalistic supervision: George Karouzakis