Mathematics, seen in the right light, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty – a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
Donal O’Shea (1952-)
In mathematics, the revolutions are silent events. No clash, no fuss. The news is communicated in some blurb well away from the front pages.
Edward Titchmarsh (1899-1963)
Perhaps the most surprising thing about mathematics is that it is so amazing. The rules that we set at the beginning seem ordinary and inevitable, but it is impossible to predict their consequences. They were found only after long studies, that extended for centuries. Much of our knowledge is due to relatively few mathematicians such […]