“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein

“Mathematics is the music of reason.” — James Joseph Sylvester

“A mathematician who is not also something of a poet will never be a complete mathematician.” — Karl Weierstrass

“Nature is written in mathematical language.” — Galileo Galilei

“The pure mathematician, like the musician, is a free creator of his world of ordered read more


(CNN) – A geometry problem that has been puzzling scientists for 60 years has likely just been solved by an amateur mathematician with a newly discovered 13-sided shape. Called “The hat” because it vaguely resembles a fedora, the elusive shape is an “einstein” (from the German “ein stein,” or “one stone”). That means it can completely cover a surface without read more