“The fact that nature talks mathematics, I find it miraculous. I spent my early days calculating very, very precisely how electrons ought to behave. Well, then somebody went into the laboratory and the electron knew the answer. The electron somehow knew it had to resonate at that frequency which I calculated. So that, to me, is something at the basic level we don’t understand. Why is nature mathematical? But there’s no doubt it’s true. And, of course, that was the basis of Einstein’s faith.”
~Freeman J. Dyson,from Einstein’s God
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Ah. The queen of the sciences indeed.