Towards an emergent model of solitonic particles from non-trivial vacuum structure

Adam B. Gillard, Niels G. Gresnigt

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We motivate and introduce what we refer to as the principles of Lie-stability and Hopf-stability and see what the physical theories must look like. Lie-stability is needed on the classical side and Hopf-stability is needed on the quantum side. We implement these two principles together with Lie-deformations consistent with basic constraints on the classical kinematical variables to arrive at the form of a theory that identifies standard model fermions with quantum solitonic trefoil knotted flux tubes which emerge from a flux tube vacuum network.

Original languageEnglish
Article number08009
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2017
Event5th International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics, ICNFP 2016 - Kolymbari, Crete, Greece
Duration: 6 Jul 201614 Jul 2016

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