Spontaneous Symmetry

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I'm a programmer, data scientist, a former scientist, a lover of technology, and a person who's fascinated by learning how almost anything works.

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- George Lewis

So, why the name Spontaneous Symmetry? The term comes from a phenomenon that appears in may fields of physics known as spontaneous symmetry breaking. Symmetries are all around us and shape our lives in ways few understand. On an aesthetic level, symmetries are considered beautiful and visually pleasing. But the mathematical concept of a symmetry is much deeper than the familiar definition. On a fundamental level, symmetries govern how the world works. They are the language of the most fundamental physical processes that we can describe.

A mathematical group known as E8. It is the largest exceptional lie group, an algebraic structure known for its many beautiful symmetries.