# What should be the ontology for the Standard Model?

@inproceedings{Jia2021WhatSB, title={What should be the ontology for the Standard Model?}, author={Ding Jia}, year={2021} }

Although the Standard Model of particle physics is usually formulated in terms of fields, it can be equivalently formulated in terms of particles and strings. In this picture particles and open strings are always coupled. This offers an intuitive and graphical explanation for the otherwise mysterious gauge symmetry. In addition, the particle-string formulation avoids introducing redundant path integral configurations that are present in the field formulation. For its explanatory power and…

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