Thursday, March 29, 2007

mapping the Lie group E8

Mathematicians have mapped the inner workings of one of the most complicated structures ever studied: the object known as the exceptional Lie group E8. The magnitude of the calculation is staggering: the answer, if written out in tiny print, would cover an area the size of Manhattan. This achievement is significant both as an advance in basic knowledge and because of the many connections between E8 and other areas, including string theory and geometry.

Visualizing the E8 root system via jimcaprioli.blogspot

3 comments:

Princess Haiku said...

Are you studying mathematical theories, Moon?

Moon River said...

not in the least :)

only visual addicted

Princess Haiku said...

I came back to this and my brain enjoyed it again; eye candy indeed.