Which is the most beautiful?

@article{Wells1988WhichIT,
  title={Which is the most beautiful?},
  author={David Wells},
  journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer},
  year={1988},
  volume={10},
  pages={30-31}
}
  • David Wells
  • Published 1988
  • The Mathematical Intelligencer
According to Aristotle, "Those who assert that the mathematical sciences say nothing of the beautiful are in error. The chief forms of beauty are order, commensurability and precision" [1]. G. H. Hardy in a famous passage asserted: "A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns . . . . The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or poet's, must be beautiful . . . . Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics" [2]. Von Neumann… Expand
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