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Exceptional Groups and Physics

@article{Ramond2003ExceptionalGA,
  title={Exceptional Groups and Physics},
  author={Pierre Ramond},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  year={2003}
}
  • P. Ramond
  • Published 8 January 2003
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
Quarks and leptons charges and interactions are derived from gauge theories associated with symmetries. Their space-time labels come from representations of the non-compact algebra of Special Relativity. Common to these descriptions are the Lie groups stemming from their invariances. Does Nature use Exceptional Groups, the most distinctive among them? We examine the case for and against their use. They do indeed appear in charge space, as the Standard Model fits naturally inside the exceptional… 
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Nature's attraction to unique mathematical structures provides powerful hints for unraveling her mysteries. None is at present as intriguing as eleven-dimensional M-theory. The search for exceptional