For some people, math can be a necessary headache. Yes, algorithms guide countless aspects of daily life. There are tips to calculate and hours to count. But unless someone’s a specialist, they’ll probably ignore complex math in any given situation if they can help it.

But Yale assistant professor of mathematics Stefan Steinerberger wants to challenge that perception. His new study shows that an average American can assess mathematical arguments for beauty just as they can pieces of art or music.

And he has the numbers to prove it.

Source: Math Is Beautiful, Study Says

For all you math people out there, it’s official, math is art!