Mathematicians Team Up with Supercomputer to Crack 248-Dimensional Object

E8 projected onto two deminsionsThe team’s calculation, which took four years to prepare and three days of number-crunching on a supercomputer to finish, has produced one of the densest mathematical results in history: a table of numbers that fills 60 gigabytes of disk space. If typed out on paper, the researchers note, the results would cover the island of Manhattan.

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