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John Keats (Ode to a Grecian Vase) claimed that beauty and truth are the same. Mathematics is more directly connected to truth, even if we cannot prove it to be absolute. Then due to this imperfection the comparison to beauty is rather poor and limited. What we envisage as beauty has more to do with symmetry and asymmetry of form. Indeed beauty is in the eye of the beholder and not all beholders see the same thing.

## Beauty in Maths

John Keats (Ode to a Grecian Vase) claimed that beauty and truth are the same. Mathematics is more directly connected to truth, even if we cannot prove it to be absolute. Then due to this imperfection the comparison to beauty is rather poor and limited. What we envisage as beauty has more to do with symmetry and asymmetry of form. Indeed beauty is in the eye of the beholder and not all beholders see the same thing.