Beauty in Equality

The Power of Equations. BBC Discovery. post

Jim wants to persuade the listeners that equations have a beauty. In conversation with fellow scientists he reveals the surprising emotions they feel when describing the behaviour of matter in the universe in mathematical terms.

Carlos Frenk, of Durham University.

Graham Farmelo, biographer of Paul Dirac.

Patricia Fara of Cambridge University.

Jeff Forshaw, University of Manchester.

Science writer Philip Ball. Dr White's class at Hammersmith Academy.


Engineers use knowledge to make useful things.

Scientists use things to observe nature.

Mathematicians abstract observation to predict unseen.

Engineers make more things built on the unseen.

Example: The cryogenics and superconductivity of particle accelerators are repurposed with new algorithms to see inside the living body tomographically.

See Seeking Beauty on the internet.