Kinda like standing in front of a development team, huh?
G.H. Hardy* said, “A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. And just as in poetry and painting, the mathematician’s patterns must be beautiful. Beauty is the first test,” he said. “There is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.”
If that knocked your socks off, take a look at our next cool topic: What if the constants we take for granted are not really constant? And if you want to peruse all of the previous sock-knocking blog entries, visit the Knocked My Socks Off archive. (links to another blog site)
* Hardy GH. A Mathematician’s Apology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; 1940.