But so far, the few who have understood the work have struggled to explain it to anyone else. […] The situation, he says, reminds him of the Monty Python skit about a writer who jots down the world’s funniest joke. Anyone who reads it dies from laughing and can never relate it to anyone else.

The biggest mystery in mathematics: Shinichi Mochizuki and the impenetrable proof : Nature News & Comment

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