## QUOTES ABOUT THE REALITY OF NUMBERS IN COSMOS STRUCTURE

**PYTHAGORAS**

"All is number"

“Number rules the universe.”

580-495 BC Born on Samos, traveled in Greece, Egypt, Babylon and may be India. Creator of the word "mathematic" In 530BC, he established a school in Crotone (Italy) its symbol was the pentagonal (Phi) star.

**EUCLID**

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.

323–283 BC "Father of Geometry", he was active in Alexandria. His

*Elements*

*has been referred to as the most successful and influential textbook ever written. Used for teaching from the time of its publication until the early 20th century.*

**LUCA PACIOLI**

“Without mathematics there is no art,”

1447–1517 Tuscan mathematician, collaborator with Leonardo da Vinci. He is referred to as "The Father of Accounting and Bookkeeping"

**GALILEO GALILEI**

"...That great book which ever lies before our eyes — I mean the universe — ...we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols, in which it is written. This book is written in the mathematical language."

1564 –1642 Tuscan astronomer, physicist, engineer, mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution of the Renaissance

**JOHANNES KEPLER**

"Where there is matter, there is geometry"

1571 – 1630 German mathematician, astronomer. Key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, best known for his laws of planetary motion.

**ISAAC NEWTON**

"This most beautiful system of the sun,

planets and comets, could only proceed from...an intelligent and powerful

Being"— Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

1642 – 1726 English physicist, widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time

**GOTTFRIED LEIBNIZ**

"I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity."

"All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter."

1646 – 1716 German polymath and philosopher, to this day he occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy.

**NICOLA TESLA**

"If you wish to understand the Universe, think of energy, frequency and vibration."

1856 – 1943 Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist

**MAX PLANCK**

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.

1858 – 1947 was a German theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.

**ALBERT EINSTEIN**

“I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple.”

1879 – 1955 was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics

**NIELS BOHR**

"We are tracing the description of natural phenomena back to combinations of pure numbers which far transcends the boldest dreams of the Pythagoreans."

1885 – 1962 was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research

**PAUL DIRAC**

"The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God."

"Fundamental physical laws are described in terms of a mathematical theory of great beauty and power. You may wonder: Why is nature constructed along these lines? ... One could perhaps describe the situation by saying that God is a mathematician of a very high order, and He used very advanced mathematics in constructing the universe."

"A physical law must possess mathematical beauty."

1902 – 1984 was an English theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics.

**EUGENE WIGNER**

"The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics to the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve".

1902 – 1995 was a Hungarian American theoretical physicist and mathematician.

In 1960, physics Nobel Wigner wrote this quote in a famous article entitled The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences. Referring to the uncanny ability of mathematics not only to describe, but even to predict phenomena in the physical world.