Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Math Is UGLY


Below is yet another recent article espousing the "math is beautiful" theme, but a bit more original in that it focuses on the link between math beauty and current fMRI research studying "the neural basis of beauty."
What I found even more interesting though comes at the end of the article when it cites the above formula (from Ramanujan) as the equation a consensus of mathematicians deemed the 'most ugly'! (can't say as I blame them... but it still remains beautiful that a human mind could even come up with it!):


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