Human mathematics and God's mathematics
It is not at all hard to enter a mathematician's mind without being a psychologist. This is because all that individual does in front of a piece of paper - observing, finding patterns and regularities, abstracting, describing, inducing and deducing, generalizing, applying and looking for consistency, but also for symmetry, elegance and beauty (call these latter aesthetics) - we regularly do in our daily life [...].
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LISA satellite: Technology of the future for the science of the past
In only 500 years, humankind has shaped science and reached the current scientific achievements. In just half a millennium, we have walked on the Moon, created machines to think and act on our behalf, and developed elegant theories whereby we can understand and predict the behavior of the macro- and micro-universe. On a cosmic scale, all this occurred in only about 0.0000036% from the known age of the Universe [...].
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Ten theorems formulated in basic-math terms proved after decades, centuries, or millennia
Mathematics lovers say that the shorter the text of a problem or theorem and the longer its solution or proof, the more beautiful is that problem or theorem. Philosophers and historians of mathematics say that the longer a theorem stays unproved (as a conjecture), the more important it becomes for the development of mathematics and for the inquiry into the nature and foundation of mathematics [...].
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