## Why Beauty Is Truth: The History of Symmetry

By Ian Stewart

*In Why good looks Is Truth*, world-famous mathematician Ian Stewart narrates the background of the emergence of this amazing sector of research. Stewart introduces us to such characters because the Renaissance Italian genius, rogue, pupil, and gambler Girolamo Cardano, who stole the trendy approach to fixing cubic equations and released it within the first very important ebook on algebra, and the younger progressive Evariste Galois, who refashioned the entire of arithmetic and based the sector of workforce concept in simple terms to die in a unnecessary duel over a lady earlier than his paintings used to be released. Stewart additionally explores the unusual numerology of genuine arithmetic, within which specific numbers have detailed and unpredictable homes on the topic of symmetry. He exhibits how Wilhelm Killing came upon “Lie teams” with 14, fifty two, seventy eight, 133, and 248 dimensions-groups whose very life is a profound puzzle. ultimately, Stewart describes the area past superstrings: the “octonionic” symmetries which may clarify the very lifestyles of the universe.