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Material Type: | Internet resource |
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Document Type: | Book, Internet Resource |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Mark Ronan |

ISBN: | 9780192807229 0192807226 |

OCLC Number: | 71007200 |

Description: | vii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm |

Contents: | Prologue -- 1 Theaetatus's icosahedron -- 2 Galois: death of a genius -- 3 Irrational solutions -- 4 Groups -- 5 Sophus lie -- 6 Lie groups and physics -- 7 Going finite -- 8 After the war -- 9 The man from uccle -- 10 The big theorem -- 11 Pandora's box -- 12 The Leech lattice -- 13 Fischer's monsters -- 14 The atlas -- 15 A monstrous mystery -- 16 Construction -- 17 Moonshine -- Notes -- Appendix 1: The golden section -- Appendix 2: The Witt design -- Appendix 3: The Leech lattice -- Appendix 4: The 26 exceptions. |

Responsibility: | Mark Ronan. |

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### Abstract:

The hunt for the 'Monster' of symmetry is one of the great mathematical quests. The Monster is a giant snowflake in 196,884 dimensions, with a beautiful structure which may turn out to unlock our understanding of symmetry and the very fabric of our universe. The story of its discovery became the biggest joint mathematical project of all time.
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