Quantamagazine: The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature


Note: Communicated by Nek Valous, National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), Heidelberg.

Link: https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-octonion-math-that-could-underpin-physics-20180720/

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Cohl Furey, a mathematical physicist at the University of Cambridge, is finding links between the Standard Model of particle physics and the octonions, numbers whose multiplication rules are encoded in a triangular diagram called the Fano plane. …

by Natalie Wolchover, Senior Writer/Editor

Source: Email from N. Velous, nek.valous_AT_nct-heidelberg.de, 23/07/2018 22:37

 

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