In the preface to his book Why Beauty Is Truth, Ian Stewart provides a glance at the importance of symmetry:

Symmetry […] plays a central role at the frontiers of physics, in the quantum world of the very small and the relativistic world of the very large. It may even provide a route to the long-sought Theory of Everything.

These concepts [those of quantum physics and relativity] , and more recent ones at the frontiers of today’s physics, could not have been discovered without a deep mathematical understanding of symmetry.

Well, it seems that one famous and talented (indeed, my favorite) movie director had an innate understanding of it. Today, I stumbled upon this simple yet exquisite video about symmetry in Wes Anderson’s films. Thanks @kogonada for sharing it with the world.

 

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