Relationship goals: Find someone who talks about you the way Richard Feynman talks about Euler's identity. In lectures, he called the equation "our jewel" and "the most remarkable formula in mathematics." The equation has not only been called the most beautiful equation in mathematics, it has even been compared to a Shakespearean sonnet.
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In a study, the more beautiful a math equation was, the more likely it elicited a response in the A1 field of the medial orbitofrontal cortex, which is associated with musical and physical beauty. 00:32

Even the brains of people with no understanding of a math equation responded to its beauty. 01:23

Euler's Identity is the equation consistently rated as the most beautiful. 01:41
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Joanie Faletto
March 24, 2017
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