BBC Radio 4 – A History of Ideas, Vicky Neale on the Mathematics of Beauty

A very nice discussion on beauty in math.  But Matt Inglis, I am not sure I can agree with your result about the proofs from “The Book”.  Many of those proofs were written quickly and poorly. How do you know that mathematicians were dissing the proof and not the presentation?

BBC Radio 4 – A History of Ideas, Vicky Neale on the Mathematics of Beauty.

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Mathematical Styles and the Process of Discovery

A discussion with Cedric Villani and John Nash about doing mathematics.  There are some comments about beauty of mathematics near the beginning, and a discussion of the connection between mathematics and love around the hour mark.

http://new.livestream.com/frenchembassy/events/3476805/videos/65479424

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In Computers We Trust? about the work of Doron Zeilberger.

Can beauty in mathematics arise from work done by a computer?

In Computers We Trust? | Quanta Magazine.

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The Splintered Mind: The Illusion of Understanding by guest blogger G. Randolph Mayes

For those who think explanation might have anything to do with beauty, here is a blog posting that raises a few important questions:

The Splintered Mind: The Illusion of Understanding by guest blogger G. Randolph Mayes.

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The Most Astounding Fact – Neil deGrasse Tyson – YouTube

Some popular science if you are in that kind of mood.  Is this description of beauty one that would hold also for mathematical beauty?

The Most Astounding Fact – Neil deGrasse Tyson – YouTube.

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Fields in Math and Farming

An essay on the beauty found both in mathematics and in farming.  Short, and not rich on detail, but nice.

Fields in Math and Farming – viewcontent.cgi.

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First proof that infinitely many prime numbers come in pairs : Nature News & Comment

Does this result send chills down your spine?  If so, you might be a mathematician.

First proof that infinitely many prime numbers come in pairs : Nature News & Comment.

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