Shikha, Divya
(2022)
*Could Octonions be the key to the unification of four forces.*
Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

Text (MS dissertation of Divya Shikha (17MS158))
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## Abstract

Spinors are mathematical objects used in physics mainly for defining fermions. The spaces on which Clifford algebras operate are called ‘Spinor spaces’, and their elements are called ‘Spinors’. In quantum field theory, Dirac spinors can be constructed from the clifford algebra Cℓ(4) which can be generated by quaternions as the minimal left ideals of a Clifford algebra. Construction of spinors from the algebra of C⊗O which represents Cℓ(4) gives us one full generation of quarks and leptons while the symmetries gives us bosons along with the standard model gauge group. The works of T.P. Singh regarding a unified description of all forces results in an octonionic spacetime which further justifies the octonionic representation of the standard model.

Item Type: | Thesis (Masters) |
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Additional Information: | Supervisor: Tejinder Pal Singh, TIFR Mumbai; Co-Supervisor: Prof. Prasanta K. Panigrahi |

Uncontrolled Keywords: | Clifford Algebras; Dirac Spinors; Octonions; ; Quantum Field Theory; Spinors |

Subjects: | Q Science > QC Physics |

Divisions: | Department of Physical Sciences |

Depositing User: | IISER Kolkata Librarian |

Date Deposited: | 09 Oct 2023 09:16 |

Last Modified: | 09 Oct 2023 09:16 |

URI: | http://eprints.iiserkol.ac.in/id/eprint/1393 |

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