Large-scale structure of the Universe
I was researching the large scale structure of the universe for my latest book (which I hope to make large-scale enough to be like a Stephen Baxter book — man, that guy can write) when I came across this.

The natural beauty of the inanimate universe is always striking and curious. Don’t these collections of galactic superclusters look somehow organic? Like the cells in some vaster organism, or like the veins in a leaf? I wonder if we will ever discover the mathematics behind the distribution, perhaps caused by some submicroscopic nuance of irregularity in the primal superhot, superdense ylem one zillionth of a second after the Big Bang.

Maybe a study of the E8 mathematics can explain it.