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Elegance in Science: The Beauty of Simplicity

(6) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 7:45 AM

Thinking of elegance as graceful, tasteful, of refined luxury, is useless here. So what does elegance mean in the context of science? Economy is a considerable part of it, creativity too. An elegant mathematical proof, an elegant theory, or an elegant experiment is one that is economical and imaginative, and...

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