michael atiyah

Magic numbers: can maths equations be beautiful?
The concept of beauty underpins how mathematicians solve quantum theory or describe gravity. From E=mc² to string theory, mathematical beauty has led physicists to draw up some of the most compelling descriptions of reality
By Ian Sample

The beautifulness of Mathematics, by itself, and by its interconnection with Nature.

Beauty is the torch you hold up in the belief that it will lead you to truth in the end. Michael Atiyah.