Most beautiful' math structure appears in lab for first time

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Most beautiful' math structure appears in lab for first time

Postby Egaladeist » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:49 am

The signature of a mathematical structure called E8 has been seen in the real world for the first time.

Mathematicians discovered a complex 248-dimensional symmetry called E8 in the late 1800s. The dimensions in the structure are not necessarily spatial, like the three dimensions we live in, but they correspond to mathematical degrees of freedom, where each dimension represents a different variable.


http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1 ... nline-news

Looks like a kids spiralgraph :D
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