Progress during last year in TGD I: Particle physics
In this and subsequent postings I try to present an overview about the basic themes that have motivated blog articles during this year with links to the appropriate postings. This also helps me to get a bird's eye of view to what I have been doing during the year;-).
In these postings I will consider first the experimental side, then theoretical aspects of TGD, and finally quantum biology and TGD inspired theory of consciousness.
One can say that on the experimental side the year has been dominated by Higgs, SUSY, and dark matter. On the theoretical side the developments related to the understanding of the preferred extremals of Kähler action and of solutions of the modified Dirac action have dominated the scene but also other important ideas and insights have emerged. In quantum biology new applications for the notions of magnetic body and negentropic entanglement have emerged. In TGD inspired theory of consciousness zero energy ontology (ZEO) has led to a more detailed view about the relationship between geometric time and experienced time leading to highly non-trivial modification of existing manners of thinking.
The media-hot issues have been mostly in particle physics sector. The buzz words have been Higgs, SUSY, and dark matter. Scaled up variante of hadron physics is one of the most important TGD predictions but represents something totally new for the mainstream and blogger community. The results from LHC and Fermi satellite have been especially interesting in this respect.
1. Higgs issue
No wonder that in the case of Higgs I have developed a large number of alternative scenarios with and without Higgs like particle.
At this moment it seems clear that Higgs like particle exists although it is far from clear whether it has standard model couplings. If TGD has QFT limit and if one believes that Higgs mechanism is the only manner to model the particle massivation in QFT context, then Higgs mechanism would provide a mimicry of p-adic massivation but not its fundamental description. p-Adic thermodynamics is required for a microscopic description. Higgs vacuum expectation could have space-time counterpart at microscopic level and correspond to CP2 part for the trace of the second fundamental form assignable to string world sheet (if string world sheet is minimal surface in space-time as one might expect, it is not minimal surface in imbedding space (meaning vanishing Higgs expectation) except under very special conditions).
The too high decay rate of Higgs like state to gamma pairs is still reported and the mass of Higgs seems to depend slightly on whether it is determined from the production of gamma pairs or Z pairs. This suggests that also something else than Higgs is there. TGD candidate for this something else would be the pion of M89 hadron physics to be discussed below. By a naive scaling estimate for its width as Γ∼ αs M one would obtain width of order 20 GeV.
The identification as the 135 GeV particle for which Fermi telescope finds evidence as M89 pion is rather suggestive. This suggests that the anomalously high rate for the production of gamma pairs could be due to the decays of M89 pion providing an additional background. Due to this background also the determination of the mass of the Higgs like state could lead to different results for gamma pairs and Z pairs in ATLAS.
The rate for the production of gamma pairs is somewhat too high up to cm energy of gamma pair of order 200 GeV. May be this effect could be understood in terms of satellites of M89 pion with mass difference of order 20 GeV. These satellites would be scaled up variants of satellites of ordinary pion(and also other hadrons) for which evidence has been found recently and explained in TGD framework in terms of infared Regge trajectories. Of course, not a single particle physicist in CERN takes this kind of idea seriously since ordinary low energy hadron physics is regarded as a closed chapter of particle physics in higher energy circles.
- Is it really Higgs?
- Indeed, is it really Higgs?
- Problems with Higgs interpretation of 125 GeV signal
- At the eve of discovery
- Is it really Higgs?
- Higgs as a belief
- Why Higgs is not favored in TGD framework
- Is it really Higgs?
- Is it indeed M89 pion
- Pseudo-scalar JHiggs as Euclidian pion
- Cautious conclusions concerning gauge boson massivation
- The decays of Higgs like particle to bbar pairs observed?
- Could Higgs mechanism provide a description of p-adic particle massivation at QFT limit?
- Two possible views about Higgs like states in TGD
- To deeper waters
- Higgs like state according to TGD after HCP2012
- About the basic assumptions behind p-adic mass calculations
2. M89 hadron physics
TGD suggests an interpretation in terms of decays of string like objects possible in low energy M89 hadron physics but not in high energy QCD. The 135 GeV particle suggested by Fermi data could be pion of M89 physics rather than dark matter particle.
- Indications for M89 hadron physics from cosmic rays
- Confirmation for Fermi excess
- Is it indeed M89 pion?
- LHC produced might have produced new matter: are M89 hadrons in question?
3. New hadron physics suggested by TGD
There exists recent evidence for satellites of ordinary hadrons with mass differences having the scale of 20-40 MeV. TGD suggest an explanation in terms of new physics assignable to IR color magnetic flux tubes. This physics should make itself visible also in M89 physics via satellites of M89 hadrons, in particular pion whose decays would provide additional gamma pair background perhaps relating to the too high decay rate of Higgs like state to gamma pairs.
- About the construction of mesons and elementary bosons in TGD Universe
- Low mass exotic mesonic structures as evidence for dark scaled down variants of weak bosons?
4. N=1 SUSY
N =1 SUSY and thus standard SUSY is excluded in TGD framework from the beginning by the dimension 8 of the imbedding space. For long time I however thought that covariantly constant right-handed neutrino could produce it approximately. It seems now that this is not the case although one has different kind of badly broken large N SUSY. The core of argument is that since covariantly constant right handed neutrino decouples from all interactions (even gravitational!), its behavior cannot combine with particle to form sparticle as strongly spin-correlated pair so that right-handed neutrinos behave as their own phase.
- he particle spectrum predicted by TGD and TGD based SUSY
- The role of the right-handed neutrino in TGD based view about SUSY
- Realization of large N SUSY in TGD
- Why standard space-time SUSY is not possible in TGD framework?
5. Dark matter
Galactic dark matter could be identified as Kähler magnetic energy of magnetic flux tubes originated from primordial cosmic strings. One can assign to these objects a gigantic value of an effective Planck constant as "gravitational Planck constant". The magnetic energy has an identification as dark energy in TGD framework. Distant stars in the galactic plane are predicted to have contant velocity spectrum without any further assumptions. The motion of astrophysical objects would be however free along the cosmic string containing galaxies around it like pearls in necklace.
During the last year Fermi satellite has produced valuable data consistent with TGD view.
- Has Fermi detected dark matter?
- Standard views about cosmic rays and galactic dark matter in difficulties
- New blow against standard view about galactic dark matter
- Dark haze
- Confirmation for Fermi excess
- Dark magnetism
- Giant dark matter bridge between galaxy clusters discovered
- New evidence for anomalies of radio-active decay rates
- Gamma ray diffraction from silicon prism?
- Do galaxies have preferred handedness?