Family Unification from Universality

  title={Family Unification from Universality},
A direct consequence of the occurrence of fermion families is the invariance of currents under certain groups of (universality) transformations. We show how these universality groups can themselves be used to find and study grand family unification models. Identifying two independent - weak and strong - universality groups and assuming that the grand unification group is SU(8N), its subgroup respecting either weak or strong universality is shown to be G = SU(2)xU(1)xSU(3). The fundamental…