Thursday, March 6, 2014

Why the brain sees maths as beauty (BBC News)

Mathematics: Why the brain sees maths as beauty 
By James Gallagher
Health and science reporter, BBC News
12 February 2014
"What makes the theory of relativity so acceptable to physicists in spite of its going against the principle of simplicity is its great mathematical beauty. This is a quality which cannot be defined, any more than beauty in art can be defined, but which people who study mathematics usually have no difficulty in appreciating." (P. A. M. Dirac)