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E8: the Most Beautiful Structure in Mathematics

A two minute animation of a potential Theory of Everything. The first 30 seconds explains a few terms and then the structure, the E8 Lie group, “what many consider the most beautiful structure in mathematics”, starts to rotate. 149 more words

Garrett Lisi 2013.03.28

TedX talk by Garrett Lisi on Geometry of Particle Physics

How can it not know what it is?

A few months ago I got caught in a diversion in my practicing mindfulness around existence. The essential difficultly in atheism is that we do not yet have a definite picture of what the universe is. 549 more words



In these two short videos, Garrett Lisi, renegade physicist and surfer, explains the mathematical structure called E8.  It is a Lie Group,  a continuous transformational group.   123 more words


We humans...

We humans are terrible at dealing with probability.

Uncalculated Risk” by Garrett Lisi, pulled from,  “This Will Make you Smarter: 150 New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking”


Higgs Boson

What Is the Higgs Boson?

The discovery of the Higgs Boson? Garrett Lisi explains

Is it the Higgs Boson? – Sixty Symbols

93 – The Standard Model of Particle Physics… 13 more words