Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Three fermion generations with two unbroken gauge symmetries from the complex sedenions
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 111 Ren’ai Road, Suzhou HET, Jiangsu, 215123, China
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Accepted: 17 May 2019
Published online: 27 May 2019
We show that three generations of leptons and quarks with unbroken Standard Model gauge symmetry can be described using the algebra of complexified sedenions . A primitive idempotent is constructed by selecting a special direction, and the action of this projector on the basis of can be used to uniquely split the algebra into three complex octonion subalgebras . These subalgebras all share a common quaternionic subalgebra. The left adjoint actions of the 8 -dimensional subalgebras on themselves generates three copies of the Clifford algebra . It was previously shown that the minimal left ideals of describe a single generation of fermions with unbroken gauge symmetry. Extending this construction from to naturally leads to a description of exactly three generations.
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