Geometric Unity and Rational Physics (Zoom Content)

Geometric Unity and Rational Physics: how a world with only two 32-particle generations of non-chiral fields fooled us into seeing three generations of 16 chiral fermions apiece was presentation on Geometric Unity by Eric Weinstein at the Centre de Physique Théorique in Marseille, France. It was initially streamed live on Zoom.

Geometric Unity and Rational Physics
Guest(s) Eric Weinstein
Length About 2 hours
Release Date 22 June 2021
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ABSTRACT: Theoretical physics has for years centered on QFT methods that focus on computing real numbers like g-2 anomalous magnetic moment of the muon currently in vogue. This has led to years of neglect in attacking the rational numbers of fundamental physics (e.g. 3 generations, internal quantum number assignments, (3,1)-signature metrics, 16-particle generations, chiral vs non-chiral, SU(3)xSU(2)xU(1) as symmetries), which are far more robust. In this talk we advance the Geometric Unity framework in an attempt to explain their common geometric origin by a delicate fusing of the Riemannian geometry of Einstein and the Ehresmannian geometry of Simons/Yang which only becomes possible in worlds like ours of 2^n particle per generation.


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