@article{1204,
abstract = {In science, as in life, "surprises" can be adequately appreciated only in the presence of a null model, what we expect a priori. In physics, theories sometimes express the values of dimensionless physical constants as combinations of mathematical constants like π or e. The inverse problem also arises, whereby the measured value of a physical constant admits a "surprisingly" simple approximation in terms of well-known mathematical constants. Can we estimate the probability for this to be a mere coincidence, rather than an inkling of some theory? We answer the question in the most naive form.},
author = {Amir, Ariel and Lemeshko, Mikhail and Tokieda, Tadashi},
journal = {American Mathematical Monthly},
number = {6},
pages = {609 -- 612},
publisher = {Mathematical Association of America},
title = {{Surprises in numerical expressions of physical constants}},
doi = {10.4169/amer.math.monthly.123.6.609},
volume = {123},
year = {2016},
}