Used unicode subscripts for indices of exceptional Lie groups including title and links. When not linked, usual formulas are used. See discussion here. Links will be re-checked after all titles have been changed. (Removed one redirect for “G2” from the top and added one for “G2” at the bottom of the page.)

]]>No, I am not aware that this point of view has been used anywhere.

]]>By the way, has the observation in Relation to higher prequantum geometry been used anywhere?

]]>pointer to

- Guillermo Moreno.
*The zero divisors of the Cayley-Dickson algebras over the real numbers*. (1997) (arXiv:q-alg/9710013)

where it is shown that the group of zero-divisors of the sedenions is isomorphic to $G_2$.

]]>Thanks, fixed now.

(Pointer to a reference is missing here, but I don’t have time for it right now.)

]]>Under Orientation, did you mean to write $SO(7)$ instead of $SL(7)$?

]]>I have reverted the edit in revision 31 by “Anonymous” above and put in a link to *G2/SU(3) is the 6-sphere*

14-8=6

]]>Even a simple dimension count reveals that it cannot possible be the six-sphere.

Anonymous

]]>I added the reference to Basak17, which builds the root space decomposition of the Lie algebra of $G_2$ from a nice description of the octonions

]]>Tathagata Basak,

Root space decomposition of $\mathfrak{g}_2$ from octonions, arXiv:1708.02367

Added the argument (here) that $dim(G_2) = 14$ and the argument (here) that $Fix_{G_2}(\mathbb{H}) \simeq SU(2)$, both using the statement that “octonionic basic triples” form a torsor over $G_2$, taken from Baez, 4.1.

]]>Yes, true. Thanks. The source which I had cited also said this, but I forgot to include it. Done now.

]]>I was wondering if your middle group had another name. Is this saying it is $SO(4)$?

]]>Added (here) the characterization of the subgroups of $G_2 = Aut(\mathbb{O})$ that stabilize and that fix, respectively, the quaternions $\mathbb{H} \hookrightarrow\mathbb{O}$:

$\array{ 1 &=& 1 \\ \downarrow && \downarrow \\ Fix_{G_2}(\mathbb{H}) & \simeq & SU(2) \\ \downarrow && \downarrow \\ Stab_{G_2}(\mathbb{H}) &= & Stab_{G_2}(\mathbb{H}) \\ \downarrow && \downarrow \\ Aut(\mathbb{H}) &\simeq& SO(3) \\ \downarrow && \downarrow \\ 1 &=& 1 }$ ]]>added to *G2* the definition of $G_2$ as the subgroup of $GL(7)$ that preserves the associative 3-form.