Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
The Standard Model particle content with complete gauge symmetries from the minimal ideals of two Clifford algebras
Department of Physics, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 111 Ren’ai Rd., Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, 215123, People’s Republic of China
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Accepted: 10 June 2020
Published online: 29 June 2020
Building upon previous works, it is shown that two minimal left ideals of the complex Clifford algebra and two minimal right ideals of transform as one generation of leptons and quarks under the gauge symmetry and respectively. The weak symmetries are naturally chiral. Combining the and ideals, all the gauge symmetries of the Standard Model, together with its lepton and quark content for a single generation are represented. The combined ideals can be written as minimal left ideals of in a way that preserves individually the structure and structure of physical states. This resulting model captures many of the attractive features of the Georgi and Glashow SU(5) Grand Unified Theory without introducing proton decay or other unobserved processes. Such processes are naturally excluded because they do not preserve the underlying algebraic structure.
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