Capturing poetry

What’s mathematics got to do with language?


“To me, mathematics is a language. It’s a language that is well-equipped to describe patterns. It describes patters that can be relevant in the abstract domain of just the mathematics themselves, or it can be patterns that actually happen in the real world. And it’s those patterns—it’s that underlying harmony and order—that, to me, gives the universe its poetry, and mathematics can capture that poetry.”

Brian Greene, Theoretical Physicist, NYU Professor, and Founder of The World Science Festival