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Old 2018-07-27, 20:42   #1
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Default The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

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

https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-o...sics-20180720/

Interesting read.
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Old 2018-07-29, 01:25   #2
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"After breaks from school spent ski-bumming, bartending abroad and intensely training as a mixed martial artist..."

What is it with these Theory-of-Everything chasers that makes them traipse around on the margins of academia, so assiduously unconventional...
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Old 2018-08-01, 22:03   #3
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"Could" is doing a lot of work in that article headline, but interesting nonetheless.
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Old 2018-08-01, 22:12   #4
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"New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called octonions.”

https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-o...sics-20180720/

Interesting read.
Octonions sounds like something from a Dr. Who episode.
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Old 2018-08-01, 22:19   #5
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"After breaks from school spent ski-bumming, bartending abroad and intensely training as a mixed martial artist..."

What is it with these Theory-of-Everything chasers that makes them traipse around on the margins of academia, so assiduously unconventional...
Out of the box thinking is not just a career skill, it's a core personality trait that sometimes evidences in a way of life also.
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Old 2018-08-02, 07:16   #6
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Guilty as charged
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