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Friday, August 07, 2009

Fun at Fermilab

Tommaso Dorigo, Matti Pitkanen and others discuss possible Fermilab evidence for non standard physics. The mass triplets involved, including the multi muon results $h_i$, are:

$(W, Z'_{1}, Z'_{2}) = (1, 3, 9)$
$(h_1, h_2, h_3) = (1, 2, 4)$

where the scales selected differ roughly by a factor of $5$. This looks far more elegant than the unobserved proposed fairy field of unknown mass. In Matti's approach, these are known as $p$-adic base triplets for $p=3$ and $p=2$, which are also the primes involved in the quantum information approach to particle mixing matrices.


Anonymous Rhys said...

Why would they be grouped with the W?

August 09, 2009 10:03 PM  
Blogger Kea said...

Rhys, I really don't know. I suspect that if we could clearly explain this (and maybe Carl can) then we would have made some nice progress.

August 09, 2009 10:13 PM  

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