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Academic life and knowledge “you are not engaged so much in acquiring knowledge as in making mental efforts under criticism. A certain amount of knowledge you can indeed with average faculties acquire so as to retain; nor need you regret the hours that you have spent on much that is forgotten, for the shadow of… Read More Quotes

The unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences

The title of the post is the title of an article written by Eugene Wigner in 1960 (you can find it here). I remember that article when I watched interestellar. I am amazed with the power of that artificial language that we call mathematics, its axiomatic method, the formal logic and the theory that lies… Read More The unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences