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Cohl Furey on the Octonions and Particle Physics

Cohl Furey on the Octonions and Particle Physics

So my name is Cohl Furey and I’m a postdoctoral fellow in theoretical physics at Trinity Hall University of Cambridge. So the short answer is that the octonions are this special number system in pure mathematics and the octonions could be important for particle physics because they seem to mirror the behavior of certain elementary […]

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The most significant genius: Emmy Noether

The most significant genius: Emmy Noether

Amalie Emmy Noether, or Emmy, as she preferred to be called, was born on March 23rd in 1882. Her dad was a professor of mathematics at the University of Erlangen in Bavaria and, as a young girl, she trained in languages. By age 18, she had mastered French and English well enough to be certified […]

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Roger Penrose on Mathematical Physics

Roger Penrose on Mathematical Physics

I’m Roger Penrose Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford The subject of Physics very much depends on mathematics and we have extremely good equations, theories to describe vast ranges of physical activity I mean, how particles move, how bodies move going back to Newton most of what we know about […]

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