Octonions and the Standard Model

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Conference Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 (All day) to Thursday, May 20, 2021 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Mathematical Physics
Particle Physics
Quantum Fields and Strings


Over the years, various researchers have suggested connections between the octonions and the standard model of particle physics. The past few years, in particular, have been marked by an upsurge of activity on this subject, stimulated by the recent observation that the standard model gauge group and fermion representation can be elegantly characterized in terms of the octonions. This workshop, which will be the first ever on this topic, is intended to bring this new community together in an attempt to better understand these ideas, establish a common language, and stimulate further progress.

The format of this online workshop will consist of one or two talks each week, across a span of four months.

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Scientific Organizers:

  • Latham Boyle, Perimeter Institute
  • Kirill Krasnov,¬†University of Nottingham