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