"Mathematics is not only real, but it is the only reality. That is that entire universe is made of matter, obviously. And matter is made of particles. It's made of electrons and neutrons and protons. So the entire universe is made out of particles. Now what are the particles made out of They're not made out of anything. The only thing you can say about the reality of an electron is to cite its mathematical properties. So there's a sense in which matter has completely dissolved and what is left is just a mathematical structure."

Born: October 21, 1914

Die: May 22, 2010

Occupation: Science writer

In no other branch of mathematics is it so easy for experts to blunder as in probability theory.

As Bertrand Russell once wrote, two plus two is four even in the interior of the sun.

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss