Here are some online resources for learning more about
the octonions and their possible applications to physics.
Some of this material is respectable; some is downright wacky!
Read and make up your own mind.
Geoffrey Dixon's
octonion webpages. Geoffrey Dixon has a theory of physics
based on the algebra .
Tevian Dray's
octonion
webpage, with links to his publications on octonions.
Pertti Lounesto's CLICAL
program, which does Clifford algebra and octonion calculations.
Corinne Manogue's research
statement and list of
publications. Manogue and Dray have collaborated on a number of
projects involving octonions and 10-dimensional Lorentzian geometry.
Tony Smith's
octonion and Freudenthal-Tits magic
square webpages. Tony Smith has a theory of physics involving
exceptional groups and Jordan algebras. He also likes numerological
coincidences relating mathematics and mythology.