The Hsu paper with quilts is:

Some quilts for the Mathiew groups.

(1996). Contemporary Mathematics (Special Issue: Moonshine, the Monster, and Related Topics, edited by C. Dong and G. Mason. AMS), 193, 113-122.(10).

I have not yet seen p 115,121-122.

Sometimes only p 113-114 are viewable.

I found one by Hsu and Conway that had a variety of quilt diagrams. Almost all had hexagons, but some also had pentagons, squares or triangles. Sometimes these were in an asymmetric loop form [arcs] rather than straight line edges.

There was a number [6,5,4,3] within each sub-shape. Occasionally what appeared to be a pentagon had 6 within it, apparently because of an interior |- [a structure that would be called a transition on an arc in Petri Nets].

Sadly, I cannot not presently locate this nice reference.

I think that I originally found it through checking this site, but I am uncertain:

Faculty Publications Database (1992-present)

Hsu, Tim (College of Science – Math)

http://sjlibrary.org/gateways/academic/facpubs/fac_search.htm?cid=0&s=Hsu%2C%20Tim

I have been surprised by the number of seemingly unrelated sources that use hexagons, including your game in the post ‘Tantalizing Tantrix’.

]]>Thanks for that quotation, Kea. I always suspected that his belief in strings was *religiously* (not factually) motivated:

‘Superstring/M-theory is the language in which God wrote the world.’ – Lubos Motl, quoted by Professor Bert Schroer, http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0603112 (p. 21).

]]>– Witten 1990 for mathematical physics, mostly String Theory.

– Borcherds 1998 for [Borcherds]-Kac-Moody algebras using physics concepts [strings] for the Monster.

There are chair comments about Witten, but not Borcherds.

http://www.mathunion.org/Prizes/Fields/1990/Witten/page1.html

These include a discussion of Morse Theory.

– Related to M-Theory?

– Related to Mathematical Game Theory?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_theory

In 1998 Peter Shor was awrded a Rolf Nevanlinna Prize for quantum computation and computational geometry. He recently had an interesting exchange with Lubos Motl in the fast comments on ‘Is cosmology behind the second law?’ around 06.12.07

http://motls.blogspot.com/2007/06/is-cosmology-behind-second-law.html

]]>Witten’s paper was very inspiring. Comparisons somehow stimulate ideas. See my comments inspired by the introduction of Witten’s paper and also the previous posting and also the first one.

I should have realized long ago that very simple arguments allow to relate Kähler coupling strength and p-adic temperature to the integer valued Chern-Simons coupling k. k=26 corresponds to bosons and k=1 to fermions and this picture conforms very nicely with the recent p-adic view about particle massivation.

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