Math can teach us a lot about our world. Just as Isaac Newton used calculus to describe the motion of planets, the shapes of the natural world around us can be described by mathematics.
A university professor from Harvard explains how he uses mathematical models to better understand "the geometry of the universe's hidden dimensions."
At the same time, he also works to dispell perceptions about math, explaining that mathematicians are scientists who are simply trying to understand the principles of our surroundings.
Read this article on the work of Professor Shing-Tung Yau.