Physics by coincidence

November 15, 2007 at 11:30 pm | Posted in Science, Strange | Leave a comment

Surfer dude finds symmetry between formulas and old math form.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/11/14/scisurf114.xml&CMP=ILC-mostviewedbox%20\

“the most elegant and intricate shape known to mathematics, called E8 – a complex, eight-dimensional mathematical pattern with 248 points first found in 1887, but only fully understood by mathematicians this year after workings, that, if written out in tiny print, would cover an area the size of Manhattan.”

It is indeed a cool shape. Heres bigger version, with downloadable EPS file and PDF. (sadly the PDF is not layered)

http://aimath.org/E8/mcmullen.html

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