The "Mathematics and Culture" Project

Michele Emmer
Meeting Alhambra, ISAMA-BRIDGES Conference Proceedings (2003)
Pages 449–458


It is no great surprise that mathematical structures and ideas, conceived by human beings, can be applied extremely effectively to what we call the "real" world. We need only to think of physics, astronomy, meteorology, telecommunications, biology, cryptography, and medicine. But that's not all - mathematics has always had strong links with music, literature, architecture, arts, philosophy, and more recently with theatre and cinema