School of Mathematical Sciences

Introduction to the Octonions menu

Introduction to the Octonions

Speaker: 
Rachael King
Date/Time: 
Tue, 07/02/2017 - 12:00
Room: 
203

The octonions are an 8-dimensional normed real division algebra which are often overlooked due to their non-associativity. This talk will hopefully give an intuitive introduction to them and some of the challenges related to working with them, specifically in relation to their projective plane.