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John Baez </div>
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Mathematician and physicist <b>John Baez</b> declares himself fascinated by exceptions in mathematics. This interest has led him to study the octonions, and, through them, to find out more about the origins of complex numbers and quaternions. In the second of two articles, he talks about the characters of the different dimensions, beauty and utility in mathematics, and just why he likes dimension
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<p><i>John Baez is a mathematical physicist at the University of California, Riverside. He specialises in quantum gravity and n-categories, but describes himself as "interested in many other things too." His <a href="http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/README.html">homepage</a> is one of the most well-known maths/physics sites on the web, with his column, <a href=
"http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/TWF.html">This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics</a>, particularly popular.</i></p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/ubiquitous-octonions" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/ubiquitous-octonions#comments33complex numberHamiltonmathematical thinkingoctonionsquaternionSat, 01 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2258 at https://plus.maths.org/contentCurious quaternions
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Helen Joyce </div>
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Mathematician and physicist <b>John Baez</b> declares himself fascinated by exceptions in mathematics. This interest has led him to study the octonions, and, through them, to find out more about the origins of complex numbers and quaternions. In the first of two articles, he talks about connections between algebra and geometry, and the importance of lateral thinking in mathematics. </div>
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