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Friday, January 25, 2008

Pretty Preons

A new, endorsed arxiv paper by T. R. Mongan discusses a Bilson-Thompson like preon model for the holographic principle.


Blogger CarlBrannen said...

I think this is an improvement over Bilson-Thompson in that the possibility that the neutrinos are considered as linear superpositions, but until all the elementary particles are assumed to be linear superpositions I don't think that they will get any predictions out of it.

January 25, 2008 8:39 PM  
Blogger Kea said...

Yes, Carl, the paper clearly lacks any detailed considerations that may lead to real predictions, such as for the neutrino masses, but since you've already figured that out anyway, I thought I'd just post the pretty pictures.

January 26, 2008 7:47 AM  
Blogger CarlBrannen said...

Kea, while watching two men play a particularly boring game of chess, I decided to rip my dmaa book in two and concentrate on getting out the first part, probably titled something like "density matrix formalism" first. This is part of the new year's resolution to be more professional. And I'll get rid of the Kipling poetry.

January 26, 2008 6:51 PM  
Blogger Kea said...

Well, I like the Kipling poetry, but I agree that it lacks a professional taste. Somehow I think your books are going to sell well.

January 26, 2008 6:56 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Hi Kea and Carl,

Mongan uses "spiral" at least 3 times in the last paragraph of page 6.
Perhaps helix would be more accurate.

Bilson-Thompson on page 1, section II The Helon Model appears to be referring to helices.

Both papers mention "twist", which may be similar to twistor theory or twistor forms of applied differential geometry.

Witten and Kapustin write and illustrate Wilson lines a) C and b) SIGMA direction(s) in figure 4, page 89 Electric-Magnetic Duality And The Geometric Langlands Program.

Direction C has a zero helical angle.
Direction SIGMA has a PI/2 helical angle.
I suspect that both celestial and quantum particles are capable of having directions with helical angles ranging from 0 to PI/2.

January 27, 2008 2:28 PM  

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