The Octonion Math That Could Underpin Physics | Quanta Magazine

It’s the bias of every organisation to think that more information is required to solve their problems rather than a better synthesis of what already exists. Pair with any reading on the difference between puzzles and mysteries…

But rather than seek mathematical answers to the Standard Model’s mysteries, most physicists placed their hopes in high-energy particle colliders and other experiments, expecting additional particles to show up and lead the way beyond the Standard Model to a deeper description of reality. They “imagined that the next bit of progress will come from some new pieces being dropped onto the table, [rather than] from thinking harder about the pieces we already have,” said Latham Boyle, a theoretical physicist at the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada.

Source: The Octonion Math That Could Underpin Physics | Quanta Magazine

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