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Everyone knows what symmetry is, and the ability to spot it seems to be hard-wired into our brains. <b>Mario Livio</b> explains how not only shapes, but also laws of nature can be symmetrical, and how this aids our understanding of the universe. </div>
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<div class="pub_date">March 2006</div>
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<p>Everybody will recognise the inkblot in figure 1 as being symmetric, but few know that figure 2 is also considered symmetric in the precise mathematical sense. So, what is symmetry, really? And why has this concept become so pivotal that many scientists believe it to be the source from which the laws of nature originate?</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/symmetry-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/symmetry-rules#comments38accelerationelectromagnetismgeometryphysicsrelativitysymmetrysymmetry operationsweak forceWed, 01 Mar 2006 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2280 at http://plus.maths.org/content