Thread: Proton: stable or unstable? View Single Post
 Emeritus PF Gold P: 8,147 Jackiw, in his Yang-Mills retrospective says ‘tHooft concluded that baryon number is not conserved in the standard model. By evaluating the Euclidean functional integral in a Gaussian approximation around the instanton solution of Belavin et al., he calculated the baryon lifetime. Fortunately it is exponentially small, but diamonds in principle are not forever