# Mathematicians Map [ the exceptional Lie group ] E8

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http://science.slashdot.org/science/07/03/19/117259.shtml
E8 Structure Decoded

Posted by Hemos on Monday March 19, @08:57AM
from the get-it-down-on-paper dept.
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arobic writes "A group of mathematicians from US and Europe succeeded in mapping the E8 structure, an example of a Lie group. These were developed by the well-known mathematician Sophus Lie (pronounce Lee) in the last century and are used for many applications, mainly in theoretical physics. This is an important breakthrough as it could help physicists working on Grand Unified Theories (aka GUTs)."