Robert Wilson is a finite-group theorist. He is one of the authors of the ATLAS of finite groups and particularly works on sporadic finite simple groups, such as the monster group.
On octonions and the Leech lattice:
Robert A. Wilson, Octonions and the Leech lattice, Journal of Algebra, Volume 322, Issue 6, 15 September 2009, Pages 2186-2190, (pdf), (slides)
Robert A. Wilson, A new approach to the Leech lattice, talk at University of Cambridge, 21st October 2009 (slides pdf)
On subgroups of Clifford algebras reminiscent of gauge groups of relevance in the standard model of particle physics and grand unified theories thereof:
Robert A. Wilson, A group-theoristâ€™s perspective on symmetry groups in physics (arXiv:2009.14613)
Robert A. Wilson, On the Problem of Choosing Subgroups of Clifford Algebras for Applications in Fundamental Physics, Adv. Appl. Clifford Algebras 31, 59 (2021) (doi:10.1007/s00006-021-01160-5)
On E7 via division algebra:
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