## Einstein on operationally defining and measuring simplicity

plato.stanford.edu/entries/einstein-philscience/ But for all that Einstein’s faith in simplicity was strong, he despaired of giving a precise, formal characterization of how we assess the simplicity of a theory. In 1946 he wrote about the perspective of simplicity (here termed the “inner perfection” of a theory): This point of view, whose exact formulation meets with great […]