Math is the MacGyver of decomposing reality, but it's a useless tool if it's just beautiful and there's no reality to decompose it into.
The Biggest Project in Modern Mathematics
In a 1967 letter to the number theorist André Weil, a 30-year-old mathematician named Robert Langlands outlined striking conjectures that predicted a correspondence between two objects from completely different fields of math. The Langlands program was born. Today, it's one of the most ambitious mathematical feats ever attempted.