According to the New Journal of Physics, the idea of using hard-core mathematical artistry in any research is terrifying for many physicists. It is not because scientists generally have a hard time with it. Instead, mathematics can actually become a language barrier among scientists.
Homer Simpson may appear to be a simple-minded cartoon character who only knows how to eat donuts and drink beer, but these must actually be good brain fuel. It turns out he discovered the famous Higgs boson particle more than a decade before scientists did.
During a bar fight 12 years ago, Jason Padgett sustained a head injury that turned him from a self-described "goof" into a math whiz, according to a New York Post report.