Octonions, standard model, and unification (online)

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Date:  2023-02-24  -  2023-12-15

Location:  Online

Octonions, Standard Model, and Unification
February 24 – December 15, 2023

An online lecture series presented by
Archive Trust for Research in Mathematical Sciences and Philosophy (Oxford)
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (Pune)

Several physicists believe that quantum theory, as presently understood, is likely to be approximate, not exact. In particular, our understanding of space-time structure in quantum field theory might be in for an overhaul. Twistor theory, trace dynamics, and the number system known as the octonions, will possibly play an important role in this improved understanding of space-time. Octonions have also emerged significantly in recent years in the investigation of elementary particles, the standard model, and its unification with gravitation. The present lecture series presents ongoing research from eminent physicists and mathematicians working in these fields. Each session will be two hours long, with one hour for the talk, followed by an hour long question-answer session.

Hosts: Tejinder P. Singh (IUCAA, Pune) and Michael Wright (ATRMSP, Oxford)

Advisors: Latham Boyle (Perimeter), Felix Finster (Regensburg), Cohl Furey (Berlin), Niels Gresnigt (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University), Basil Hiley (University College London), Roger Penrose (Oxford)


Roger Penrose (Oxford)
Basil Hiley (University College London)
Albert Schwarz (UC Davis)
Niels Gresnigt (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)
Felix Finster (University of Regensburg)
Cohl Furey (Humboldt University, Berlin)
Stephen Adler (IAS, Princeton)
John Barrett (University of Nottingham)
Tejinder P. Singh (IUCAA, Pune)
Ashutosh Kotwal (Duke University)
Angelo Bassi (University of Trieste)
Hendrik Ulbricht (University of Southampton)
Tevian Dray (Oregon State University)
Latham Boyle (Perimeter Institute)
David Chester (Quantum Gravity Research)
Corinne Manogue (Oregon State University)
Anthony Lasenby (Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge)
Matej Pavsic (J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana)
Robert Wilson (Queen Mary University of London)
Kirill Krasnov (University of Nottingham)
Ivan Todorov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Geoffrey Dixon (University of New Hampshire)