Ok, I doubt this belongs in this forum since it's purely speculative, but I was curious what work has been done in the direction of explaining emergent matter as a type of ramification? Namely, Sundance Bilson showed in a novel paper that he could create the first generation of the Standard Model through braid relations. Now a natural question is why would these braid relations arise? In the tamely ramified Langland's program braid relations arise as the Weyl group of an affine lie algebra. They describe center of a universal cover of a group or the fundamental group of the adjoint representation of a group. Has anyone tried to work out the details as to whether this mechanism could explain the internal symmetries of the standard model?