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# Tag Archives: Monster

## Simon Norton

Simon Norton died last week. I got the news yesterday. I have written about Simon here before, after reading Alexander Masters’ biography. I have no intention of rehearsing Simon’s eccentricities. But he had an extraordinary talent and insight into mathematics, … Continue reading

Posted in books, mathematics and ...
Tagged Alexander Masters, how mathematicians think, Monster, Simon Norton
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## Magic square and Oxo cube

Most physicists now seem to think that the answer to the big questions about the universe is found in eleven dimensions, in something called M-theory. But to me it is very heartening that some mavericks are still prepared to look … Continue reading

Posted in exposition
Tagged Freudenthal, Hermitian matrices, Jordan algebras, Lie algebras, London algebra colloquium, Monster
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