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
