Think of it: of the infinity of real numbers, those that are most important to mathematics — 0, 1, √2, e and π — are located within less than four units on the number line. A remarkable coincidence? A mere detail in the Creator’s grand design? I let the reader decide.~ Eli Maor, ‘e: The Story of a Number’ (1994)!

The real, not-so-'publicized' magic of M-theory lies in the fact that its Sasaki-Einstein renormalization group is analytically 'finite' as

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