Simplicity Is the Point

  • Dennis SullivanEmail author
Part of the Mathematics, Culture, and the Arts book series (MACUAR)


I’ve been concentrating on mathematics for 52 years now, and I have a lot of opinions about it. I’ve tried to distill them down to a few things, which I want to share with you. That’s the nature of this talk.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsGraduate Center of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.State University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

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