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The Future of Fundamental Physics : Nima Arkani-Hamed

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The Treasury of Knowledge : Book Six Parts One and Two

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Gardens of Alcinous

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three triptychs

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Maharana Jagat Singh II in a garden at Jagniwas

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Maharana Jaga Singh II bathing with his nobles

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Greater Madawaska 2018-12-08

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Madawaska Highlands 2018-09-14

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Ara Pacis

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Cohl Furey – summary – links between the Standard Model of particle physics and the octonions

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Greater Madawaska 2018-07-07

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Money as a System-of-Control – Andreas M. Antonopoulos

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Plutarch on Empedocles

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John Archibald Wheeler : Information, Physics, Quantum : The Search for Links

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diptych | Gardens of Alcinous [ 1 ] | each panel 24 x 48 [ inches ]

diptych | Gardens of Alcinous [ 2 ] | each panel 24 x 48 [ inches ]

diptych | Gardens of Alcinous [ 3 ] | each panel 24 x 48 [ inches ]

triptych [ 3 ] | each [ 42 x 12 inches ]

1751 | 68.6 cm x 68.6 cm | opaque watercolor and gold on paper

possibly by Jiva and Jugarsi, Udaipur, Rajastan state, former kingdom of Mewar

Ashmolean Museum Oxford

c 1746-1750 | 46.9 cm x 81.3 cm | opaque watercolor and gold on paper

possibly by Jai Ram, Udaipur, Rajastan state, former kingdom of Mewar

San Diego Museum of Art

The Ara Pacis Augustae (Latin, “Altar of Augustan Peace”; commonly shortened to Ara Pacis) is an altar in Rome dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of Peace. The monument was commissioned by the Roman Senate on July 4, 13 BC to honor the return of Augustus to Rome after three years in Hispania and Gaul, and consecrated on January 30, 9 BC. Originally located on the northern outskirts of Rome, a Roman mile from the boundary of the pomerium on the west side of the Via Flaminia, it stood in the northeastern corner of the Campus Martius, the former flood plain of the Tiber River and gradually became buried under 4 metres (13 ft) of silt deposits. It was reassembled in its current location, now the Museum of the Ara Pacis, in 1938. [ wikipedia ]

In mathematics, the octonions are a normed division algebra over the real numbers, usually represented by the capital letter O, using boldface O or blackboard bold {\displaystyle \mathbb {O} } \mathbb {O} . Octonions have eight dimensions; twice the number of dimensions of the quaternions, of which they are an extension. They are noncommutative and nonassociative, but satisfy a weaker form of associativity; namely, they are alternative.

Octonions are not as well known as the quaternions and complex numbers, which are much more widely studied and used. Despite this, they have some interesting properties and are related to a number of exceptional structures in mathematics, among them the exceptional Lie groups. Additionally, octonions have applications in fields such as string theory, special relativity, and quantum logic. [ wikipedia ]