International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 49, Issue 5, pp 1174–1180

The Mysteries of Fermions


DOI: 10.1007/s10773-010-0292-7

Cite this article as:
Weiner, R.M. Int J Theor Phys (2010) 49: 1174. doi:10.1007/s10773-010-0292-7


It is conjectured that all known fermions are topological solitons. This could explain the non-observation of bosonic leptons and baryons and provide a physical mechanism for the Pauli exclusion principle.


FermionsTopological solitonsSkyrme and Higgs LagrangiansBosonic leptons and baryonsPauli exclusion principleSupersymmetryScalar fields

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique ThéoriqueUniv. Paris-SudOrsayFrance
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentUniversity of MarburgMarburgGermany
  3. 3.ParisFrance