11 February 2021 to 20 May 2021
America/Toronto timezone


Over the years, various researchers have suggested connections between the octonions and the standard model of particle physics. The past few years, in particular, have been marked by an upsurge of activity on this subject, stimulated by the recent observation that the standard model gauge group and fermion representation can be elegantly characterized in terms of the octonions. This workshop, which will be the first ever on this topic, is intended to bring this new community together in an attempt to better understand these ideas, establish a common language, and stimulate further progress.

The format of this online workshop will consist of one or two talks each week, across a span of four months.

Registration will open shortly.

Invited Speakers:

John Baez, University of California, Riverside
Leron Borsten, Imperial College London*
Michel Dubois-Violette, CNRS, Universite Paris-Saclay
Michael Duff, Imperial College London
Shane Farnsworth, Albert Einstein Institute
Jose Figueroa-O'Farrill, University of Edinburgh*
Cohl Furey, Humboldt University of Berlin
John Huerta, University of Lisbon
Mia Hughes, Imperial College London
Pierre Ramond, University of Florida*
Beth Romano, University of Oxford*
Ivan Todorov, Institute for Nuclear Research
Paul Townsend, University of Cambridge

*To be confirmed

Application for this event is currently open.