It’s an E8 thing!


This is called the E8 graph. It is one of the most complicated symmetrical structures ever studied, a 248-dimensional shape known as E8. And it is the basis of a new “Theory of Everything” by Garrett Lisi.

He has high hopes that his new theory could provide what he says is a “radical new explanation” for the three decade old Standard Model, which weaves together three of the four fundamental forces of nature: the electromagnetic force; the strong force, which binds quarks together in atomic nuclei; and the weak force, which controls radioactive decay.

The reason for all the noise is that Lisi’s model also takes account of gravity, a force that has only successfully been included by a rival and highly fashionable idea called string theory, one that proposes particles are made up of minute strings, which is highly complex and elegant but has lacked predictions by which to do experiments to see if it works.

What amazes me is the sheer beauty and intricate shape displayed by this complex, eight-dimensional mathematical pattern with 248 points first discovered in 1887 . These shapes were the bases of the organic movement used for the Dusted sting on the home page. I was so happy when I saw a more detailed and scientific explanation behind the blueprint used for the design.