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February 24th, 2008

In mathematics, the monster Lie algebra is an infinite dimensional generalized Kac-Moody algebra acted on by the monster group, that was used to prove the monstrous moonshine conjectures.

I reached this in six or seven steps from Political correctness. Like to guess my route? As a hint the first step is in the lead section.

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  1. The Doctor
    February 24th, 2008 at 19:48 | #1

    3.2 Political correctness and science ;
    Joseph Fourier;
    Fourier series;
    Lie group;
    Kac–Moody algebra;
    Generalized Kac–Moody algebra; – which gives me the link monster Lie algebra.

    Did I get the right sequence, and do I win a PRIZE?

  2. February 25th, 2008 at 06:25 | #2

    sigh. the world has passed me by. or insanity is endemic in oz academia. hmmm..

  3. jquiggin
    February 25th, 2008 at 17:49 | #3

    Correct answer is over at CT, but readers here are welcome to keep on guessing.

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