### Groups Unfolding

Consider the complex plane extended with the point at infinity. … More Groups Unfolding

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# Tamás F. Görbe

## A blog about maths & physics

### Groups Unfolding

### Looking Glass Zoo

### Unexpected Appearances of Random Matrices

### What’s the Shape of a Hanging Chain?

### E8: An Exceptionally Beautiful Piece of Mathematics

### Life Cycle of a Theoretical Physicist

June 17, 2015

Consider the complex plane extended with the point at infinity. … More Groups Unfolding

June 10, 2015

Here is a puzzle of Carrollian style from 1936. It was proposed by Sir Arthur Eddington and published in the New Statesman and Nation magazine. … More Looking Glass Zoo

June 3, 2015

Wigner (in his 1951 paper) proposed “a new kind of statistical physics” based on random matrices to model certain properties of excited states of heavy nuclei. … More Unexpected Appearances of Random Matrices

May 27, 2015

“The principle of least action stands superior to both (conservation of energy and conservation of momentum), even when considered together, and it appears to govern all the reversible processes of Nature” – Max Planck … More What’s the Shape of a Hanging Chain?

May 20, 2015

The classification of semisimple complex Lie algebras is regarded by many as a jewel of mathematics with such great contributors as Killing, Cartan, and Dynkin. … More E8: An Exceptionally Beautiful Piece of Mathematics

May 13, 2015

In 2001 Richard Borcherds gave a 15 week course on Quantum Field Theory… … More Life Cycle of a Theoretical Physicist