
Norman Wildberger
University of NSW
Quarks, diamonds, and unexpected symmetry.
Friday 22nd, November 12:0512:55pm,
Carslaw 373.
The mathematics of quarks and gluons is intimately connected to the
representation theory of the simple Lie algebra sl(3). The standard
description of this representation theory involves semistandard Young
tableaux and GelfandTsetlin operators. Here we present a new, more
computationally friendly model connected with remarkable three
dimensional polytopes which we call diamonds.







