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Ω_{b} anomaly as additional support for p-adic length scale hypothesis

Tommaso Dorigo has three interesting postings about the discovery of Ω

_{b}baryon containing two strange quarks and one bottom quark. The mystery is that two candidates for Ω

_{b}have been discovered with mass difference which is of order of strange quark mass.

In chronological order the postings of Tommaso are Nitpicking Omega;_{} discovery, Nitpicking Omega;_{} discovery: part II, and finally Real discovery of Ω_{b} released by CDF today. Also Peter Woit has a posting on the subject.

As I told in earlier posting this could be understood in TGD framework in terms of p-adic length scale hypothesis predicting that quark masses comes as half octaves of basic mass. I did not have time to check the precise mass at that time however.

I had already forgotten Ω_{b} but today I got from Mark Williams a link to Science News story Ω_{b} anomaly and decided to perform the check. The prediction of the p-adic mass calculations for the mass of s quark is 105 MeV (see page 12 of p-Adic Particle Massivation: Hadron Masses) so that the mass difference could be understood if the second s-quark in Ω_{b} has mass which is twice the "standard" value. Strange quark appears also in low lying hadrons with several p-adic mass scales. Therefore the strange finding could be seen as additional support for quantum TGD. Before buying a bottle of champaigne, one should however understand why D0 and CDF collaborations only one Ω_{b} instead of both of them.

The reader interested in p-adic mass calculations in the case of hadrons and willing to do the little check her- or himself can consult the chapter p-Adic Particle Massivation: Hadron Masses of "p-Adic Length Scale Hypothesis And Dark Matter Hierarchy".

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