Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Quote on Mathematical Beauty

Where things get really interesting is when unexpected bridges emerge between parts of the mathematical world that were remote from each other in the mental picture that had been developed by previous generation of mathematicians.  When this happens, one gets the feeling that a sudden wind has blown away the fog that was hiding parts of a beautiful landscape.
- Alain Connes in The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

[Found at Mathematics Rising, which was linked to at Math-Frolic.]

1 comment:

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