# Spontaneous Symmetry

### George Lewis

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

I work at LendUp, a startup that aimes to safely extend credit to all who need it.

I previously obtained a PhD in High Energy Experimental Particle Physics at from New York University, where I worked on the the ATLAS experiment on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

I was also a fellow at the Insight Data Science Program.

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 goes much deeper than the familiar definition. In a deep, fundamental way, symmetries govern how the world works. They are the language of the most fundamental physical processes that we can describe.