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SUMMARY:Towards the unification of the four fundamental forces
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DESCRIPTION:Time is a classical concept\, and not an intrinsic part of qua
ntum theory. Hence there must exist a reformulation of quantum theory whic
h does not refer to classical time. We have proposed a prequantum\, prespa
cetime theory\, from which conventional quantum field theory and 4D classi
cal spacetime are emergent. This eight dimensional underlying theory inevi
tably lives in a space described by the number system known as the octonio
ns\, and is a candidate theory for the unification of the four fundamental
forces. The symmetry group is the exceptional Lie group F4. Amongst other
predictions\, we derive the asymptotic value of the fine structure consta
nt\, matching with the measured value to two parts in 10^7. This so-called
aikyon theory is a deterministic matrix dynamics\, from which quantum ind
eterminism emerges in a coarse-grained approximation. In this colloquium\,
we give an overview of the theory and it's predictions\, and the work tha
t still remains to be done.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenc
eDisplay.py?confId=7936
LOCATION:Online through ZOOM Webinar Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97963259
354?pwd=ZFZsa2xqWGJSZW5pUjZPNkNqeGlEZz09
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=7936
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