8 February 2021 to 17 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 workshop will consist of an hour-long talk every Monday at noon (EST), with the first talk on Monday February 8, and the final talk on Monday May 17.

Invited Speakers:

John Baez, University of California, Riverside                                                
Leron Borsten, Heriot-Watt University                                       
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

PIRSA:  PIRSA:C21001 - Octonions and the Standard Model

Registration is now closed.