University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
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Over the past half-century, physicists have established the "standard model" of particle physics, which does a spectacular job of passing (nearly) all of the tests to which it has been subjected. But some of the most basic patterns in this model remain unexplained. Dr. Latham Boyle will introduce a few of these patterns, and some ideas for how to understand them, along with relating to a remarkable mathematical object called "exceptional Jordan Algebra".
This talk is geared toward an upper year audience; as always, everyone is welcome to attend.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.