March 24, 2007
New Lie Group
What do you get when you mix 18 mathematicians, 4 years of research, and 77 hours of supercomputer computation - mapping of the Lie group E8.
It describes the symmetries of a 57-dimensional object that can in essence be rotated in 248 ways without changing its appearance.[VIA: 025.431: The Dewey blog: Fearful symmetry]