Monster Group – Numberphile.

Featuring John Conway (Princeton University) and Tim Burness (University of Bristol)

“Its proof runs to between 10 000 and 100 000 pages and it was done by three or four hundred mathematicians. I don’t think anybody’s read through the whole proof.”


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"The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. " G H Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).

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