# The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences

@inproceedings{Wigner1960TheUE, title={The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences}, author={E. Wigner}, year={1960} }

There is a story about two friends, who were classmates in high school, talking about their jobs. One of them became a statistician and was working on population trends. He showed a reprint to his former classmate. The reprint started, as usual, with the Gaussian distribution and the statistician explained to his former classmate the meaning of the symbols for the actual population, for the average population, and so on. His classmate was a bit incredulous and was not quite sure whether the… Expand

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On the Unusual Effectiveness of Logic in Computer Science

- Computer Science
- Bulletin of Symbolic Logic
- 2001

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