The Magic Square and Symmetric Compositions

  • Alberto Elduque

    Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain


The new construction given by Barton and Sudbery of the Freudenthal-Tits magic square, which includes the exceptional classical simple Lie algebras, will be interpreted and extended by using a pair of symmetric composition algebras, instead of the standard unital composition algebras.

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Alberto Elduque, The Magic Square and Symmetric Compositions. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 20 (2004), no. 2, pp. 475–491

DOI 10.4171/RMI/397