International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 49, Issue 5, pp 1174–1180

The Mysteries of Fermions

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Fermions Topological solitons Skyrme and Higgs Lagrangians Bosonic leptons and baryons Pauli exclusion principle Supersymmetry Scalar 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

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