**New Scientist :: E8 Discovered in Nature!**

Physicists found the E8 geometry in super-chilled crystals

approaching absolute zero [cobalt and niobium to 0.04 °C above absolute zero].

**From Physorg article**: "By tuning the system and artificially introducing more

quantum uncertainty the researchers observed that the chain of atoms acts like a

nanoscale guitar string. Dr. Radu Coldea from Oxford University, who is the

principal author of the paper and drove the international project from its inception

a decade ago until the present, explains: "Here the tension comes from the

interaction between spins causing them to magnetically resonate. For these

interactions we found a series (scale) of resonant notes: The first two notes show

a perfect relationship with each other. **Their frequencies (pitch) are in the ratio **

**of 1.618…, which is the golden ratio** famous from art and architecture." Radu

Coldea is convinced that this is no coincidence. "It reflects a beautiful property of

the quantum system - a hidden symmetry. Actually quite a special one called E8

by mathematicians, and this is its first observation in a material", he explains."

**» New Scientist Article**

» Physorg Article