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The importance of Diophantine equations in the Standard Model. -Philip Boyle-Smith (damtp).

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Charges of particles have to be integers. A careful study reveals that for quantum field theory to be consistent, these charges must obey certain sets of polynomial equations. We’ll look at how this plays out beautifully in the Standard Model, and at appearances of discrete mathematics in other related contexts.

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