What Simplicity Is Not

  • Maryanthe MalliarisEmail author
  • Assaf Peretz
Part of the Mathematics, Culture, and the Arts book series (MACUAR)


There is a duality in mathematics between proofs and counterexamples. To understand a mathematical question one investigates the limits. To investigate Hilbert’s 24th problem, and a mathematical concept of simplicity of a proof we deal here with both sides, focusing on what simplicity is not.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.New YorkUSA

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