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Is there a common genesis for ADE classifications?

Recall that a certain type of object admits an ADE classification if there is a notion of equivalence relative to which equivalence classes of objects of the given type can be placed in one-to-one ...
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Does the quantum subgroup of quantum su_2 called E_8 have anything at all to do with the Lie algebra E_8?

The ordinary McKay correspondence relates the subgroups of SU(2) to the affine ADE Dynkin diagrams. The correspondence is that the vertices correspond to irreducible representations of the subgroup, ...
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ADE type Dynkin diagrams

The ADE type Dynkin diagrams seem to come up in seemingly different areas of math. Two places they come up are: (1) Classification of simply laced complex simple lie algebras. (2) Finite subgroups ...
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Classification of finite groups of isometries

Consider the problem of classifying the finite groups of isometries of R^n. --For n=2 it is cyclic and dihedral groups. --For n=3 they are well known, probably from Kepler and are related to ...