Monday, July 30, 2018

Kewl mathematics may explain Standard Model. Maybe.

The suspicion, harbored by many physicists and mathematicians over the decades but rarely actively pursued, is that the peculiar panoply of forces and particles that comprise reality spring logically from the properties of eight-dimensional numbers called "octonions."

This is so cool.


sykes.1 said...

For a critique, go to Lubos Motl, and string theoretician,

The people promoting this don't know what an octonion is.

The Phantom said...

"The people promoting this don't know what an octonion is."

That's not surprising, Sykes. I'd never even heard of them before I posted this. The notion that the standard model might be explainable by such a thing was groovy.

But if it isn't, that's not surprising either. I can wait to see how it all turns out. In the mean time I've learned about quaternions, and they are used all over the place in 3D programing.

Interesting thread there, he's spending a lot of time pointing out how many SJWs can't stand that a woman physicist might be wrong in her hypothesis. So typical.

That's because SJWs don't think. They merely emote. If they did think, for even a second, they would understand that ALL physicists are ALWAYS WRONG. Always. That's how science works. Accepted theory is only accepted because nobody found a way to blast a hole in it yet.