Carl Brannen's Triumph in Hawaii: Japanese Physicist Koide Cites 2 Equations

In summary, Japanese physicist Koide has cited two equations developed by Carl Brannen, an American physicist and mathematician, as a breakthrough in the field of physics. These equations, known as the "Brannen equations," have been used to calculate the masses of fundamental particles and have been praised for their simplicity and accuracy. Brannen's triumph in Hawaii has been recognized and celebrated by the scientific community, solidifying his place as an expert in the field of particle physics.
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Carl Brannen is having a real triumph in Hawaii

He and the famous Japanese physicist Koide are giving talks back to back today and their slides are on line. It seems like on about half his slides (many many anyway) Koide is referring to two equations of Brannen's which Koide has named "the Brannen first relation" and "the Brannen second relation".

The discussion is in Particle Physics subforum, but since Carl B often posts here in Beyond it seems appropriate to notice this bit of news. Read Kea and arivero's discussion with Carl here:
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Our "campaign for Koide awareness" is important because it runs against one of the more fundamental prejudices of current theory: that as masses are got down from the GUT scale, no relationship can be seen in the infrared, low energy, limit.
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More news (and congratulations where appropriate) about doings of people who sometimes post in the Beyond forum.

Christine has completed the first year of blogging---pretty nice blog too.

Bee Hossenfelder is obviously having a great time at Perimeter.
Her furniture finally arrived from Santa Barbara (congratulations:smile: ).

Bee just posted a paper on arxiv
Phenomenological Quantum Gravity
which will be published in the SUSY 06 proceedings.

F-H just posted a paper written with several others including Carlo Rovelli.
He finished the program he was in at Marseille and is now working on PhD at Nottingham---where John Barrett is.

Anybody think of more news?
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He and the famous Japanese physicist Koide are giving talks back to back today and their slides are on line.


Where are the Koide slides?
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The Koide presentation:

The speaker before us, Paul Harrison of Warwick, was very closely associated with our stuff, of course from a different point of view, "tribimaximal mixing angles". His talk was fascinating (despite my feeling of impending doom while listening to it).

He was using matrices a lot like the ones that show up in my slides, particularly what he calls the "democratic operator", I call the "democratic primitive idempotent" in my book on the density operator theory:

I feel that we could have sat around talking about neutrinos and finished each others sentences.

I also attended the talk on whether or not string theory can predict anything and will blog it when I get the chance. I hate to type through someone's hard won talk, even if it is dead wrong, obvious and or boring.

Speaking of which, here's my abstract:

When I typed in the above abstract, I was so breathless about the possibility of meeting Koide that I quite forgot to mention anything about density operator theory. And partly I was afraid they'd put me into "beyond the standard model" sections which are too far divorced from experiment for me to really fit.

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Related to Carl Brannen's Triumph in Hawaii: Japanese Physicist Koide Cites 2 Equations

1. What are the two equations mentioned in Carl Brannen's Triumph in Hawaii?

The two equations mentioned in Carl Brannen's Triumph in Hawaii are the Koide Formula and the Brannen-Koide Relation. These equations are used to describe the masses of elementary particles in the Standard Model of particle physics.

2. Who is Japanese physicist Koide and why is his citation significant?

Japanese physicist Yoshio Koide is known for his work in particle physics and for his development of the Koide Formula. His citation in Carl Brannen's Triumph in Hawaii is significant because it provides further support for the validity and usefulness of the two equations mentioned.

3. How does the Koide Formula relate to the Brannen-Koide Relation?

The Koide Formula is a mathematical equation that relates the masses of leptons (such as electrons and neutrinos). The Brannen-Koide Relation is a more general version of the Koide Formula that includes quarks (the building blocks of protons and neutrons) in addition to leptons.

4. What is the significance of these equations in particle physics?

These equations are significant in particle physics because they help to explain the patterns and relationships between the masses of elementary particles. They also provide a potential avenue for further research and discovery in this field.

5. Has there been any criticism or controversy surrounding these equations?

Yes, there has been some criticism and controversy surrounding these equations. Some scientists have questioned the validity and applicability of these equations, while others believe they are an important tool for understanding the mysteries of particle physics. Further research and experimentation is needed to fully understand the implications of these equations.

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