Grand Unified SU(8) Gauge Theory Based on Baryons which Are Yang-Mills Magnetic Monopoles
Jay R. Yablon
Schenectady, New York, USA.
DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2013.44A011   PDF    HTML     4,728 Downloads   7,322 Views   Citations


Based on the thesis that baryons including protons and neutrons are Yang-Mills magnetic monopoles which the author has previously developed and which has been confirmed by over half a dozen empirically-accurate predictions, we develop a GUT that is rooted in the SU(4) subgroups for the proton/electron and neutron/neutrino which were used as the basis for these predictions. The SU(8) GUT group so-developed leads following three stages of symmetry breaking to all known phenomenology including a neutrino that behaves differently from other fermions, lepto-quark separation, replication of fermions into exactly three generations, the Cabibbo mixing of those generations, weak interactions which are left-chiral, and all four of the gravitational, strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions. The next steps based on this development will be to calculate the masses and energies associated with the vacuum terms of the Lagrangian, to see if additional empirical confirmations can be achieved, especially for the proton and neutron and the fermion masses.

Share and Cite:

J. Yablon, "Grand Unified SU(8) Gauge Theory Based on Baryons which Are Yang-Mills Magnetic Monopoles," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 4 No. 4A, 2013, pp. 94-120. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2013.44A011.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


[1] J. R. Yablon, “Why Baryons Are Yang-Mills Magnetic Monopoles,” Hadronic Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2012, pp. 401-468.
[2] J. R. Yablon, “Predicting the Binding Energies of the 1s Nuclides with High Precision, Based on Baryons which are Yang-Mills Magnetic Monopoles,” Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 4 No. 4A, 2013 (in press).
[3] H. Georgi and S. Glashow, “Unity of All Elementary-Particle Forces,” Physical Review Letters, Vol. 32, 1974, p. 438. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.32.438
[5] G. E. Volovok, “The Universe in a Helium Droplet,” Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2003.
[6] J. Beringer, et al., (Particle Data Group), “PR D86, 010001,” 2012.
[7] C. W. Misner, K. S. Thorne and J. A. Wheeler, “Gravitation,” Freeman, New York, 1973, p. 1190.
[8] J. A. Wheeler, “On the Nature of Quantum Geometrodynamics,” Annals of Physics, Vol. 2, 1957, pp. 604-614. doi:10.1016/0003-4916(57)90050-7
[9] G. Y. Reinich, “Electrodynamics in the General Relativity Theory,” Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 27, No. 1, 1925, pp. 106-136. doi:10.1090/S0002-9947-1925-1501302-6
[10] J. A. Wheeler, “Geometrodynamics,” Academic Press, Boston, 1962, pp. 225-253.
[11] C. W. Misner, K. S. Thorne and J. A. Wheeler, “Gravitation,” W. H. Freeman & Co., New York, 1973.
[12] S. W. Hawking, “Black Hole Explosions?” Nature, Vol. 248, No. 5443, 1974, pp. 30-31. doi:10.1038/248030a0
[13] M. Planck, “On the Law of Distribution of Energy in the Normal Spectrum,” Annalen der Physik, Vol. 4, 1901, p. 553. doi:10.1002/andp.19013090310
[14] F. Halzen and A. D. Martin, “Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics,” John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, 1984.

Copyright © 2023 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.