PIRSA:16110084

What is the standard model of particle physics trying to tell us?

APA

Boyle, L. (2016). What is the standard model of particle physics trying to tell us?. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/16110084

MLA

Boyle, Latham. What is the standard model of particle physics trying to tell us?. Perimeter Institute, Nov. 23, 2016, https://pirsa.org/16110084

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_16110084,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/16110084},
            author = {Boyle, Latham},
            keywords = {Other},
            language = {en},
            title = {What is the standard model of particle physics trying to tell us?},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2016},
            month = {nov},
            note = {PIRSA:16110084 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

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.