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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

PIRSA:16110084  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
What is the standard model of particle physics trying to tell us?
Speaker(s): Latham Boyle
Abstract:

I will argue that the standard model contains a rather strong hint that -- instead of being simply an ordinary continuous 4D manifold -- spacetime is actually the product of a 4D manifold and a certain discrete/finite 6D space (i.e. there are 6D discrete/finite "extra dimensions").  I will introduce this idea and the evidence for it in simple way, and then discuss various outstanding puzzles and future directions.

Date: 23/11/2016 - 2:00 pm
Series: Colloquium
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