News from the world of maths: Unreasonable effectiveness

News from the world of maths: Unreasonable effectiveness

Thursday, January 22, 2009

When it comes to describing natural phenomena, mathematics is amazingly — even unreasonably — effective. In this article Mario Livio looks at an example of strings and knots, taking us from the mysteries of physical matter to the most esoteric outpost of pure mathematics, and back again.

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