Exploring An Ontological Face of The Standard Model

Originating pages:   Just maybe we’ve been too hung up on particles.

Here are a few additional pages to open a door to very preliminary discussions about the Standard Model. One has to do with the work of Mansoora Shamim. If these hypothetical particle exist mathematically, where are they on the grid between Notations 1-202?

Key Question: What’s happening within the 64 notations that precede these particles?

Key Answer: The first 64 base-2 notations from the Planck base units (Length, Time, Mass, Charge) give us measurements that our accelerators cannot reach and probably will never reach. It appears that these can only be engaged with mathematical logic. With each notation we have no less than four numbers derived from our horizontally-scrolled chart of 202 notations.

Reference: Note to the DOE, June 2021

  1. Please could you tell me when this image was released? Credit: Courtesy of Symmetry magazine of Fermilab/SLAC. Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago. Authors: Hitoshi Murayama (UC Berkeley and LBNL) and Kurt Riesselmann (Fermilab)
  2. Is it to be considered an update from the old image currently used within Wikipedia and used below and on several other pages of our website.
  3. Is it or will it be ISO certified?
  4. Should we get permission from Fermilab/SLAC to use it?


Standard Model of Particle Physics

There are many illustrations, yet this one seems to be used most often (at least in Wikipedia).

Reference articleParticle physics: a primer to the theory of (almost) everything (09 MAY 2016) by Cathal O’Connell, a science writer from Melbourne, Australia

On Measurement: Units in Particle Physics or: “What GeVs?” (Ken Cecire , 2002)

Protons: Protons and neutrons, each with masses of approximately one atomic mass unit, are collectively referred to as “nucleons“. The proton and neutron are both fermions, hadrons and baryons. And then, it quickly gets wildly complicated!


Don’t get too confused.  A rather different map has been developed by Jackson Walters, a PhD candidate at Boston University.  It’s here to encourage this work.

I wrote a quick note to Jackson on March 29, 2019: “Have you written a paper to explain this image? Quite fascinating. Is it possible to guess at what scale the lengths (distances) might be?” I often ask, “Do we even know the range of sizes for each particle?”

In this process  I also found an expert on meson pair relations. He’s also an expert in group theory so I wrote to Prof. Dr. Eef van Beveren at Coimbra e Universidade (circa 1290) in Portugal: “If the meson range is 10−15 meters, and given your depth of knowledge with group theory, might we hypothesize that a plancksphere or John Wheeler’s quantum foam manifests at the Planck scale (10−35 meters) and begins to populate ex nihilo such that an infinitesimally-small stacking begins, doubling occurs, and a grid of planckspheres emerge?”

I continued, “There would be no less than 64 doublings, much like the wheat-and-chessboard* story, before we get into your domain for measurement of the mesons  and meson pairs.  Novel?  Silly? We know that it is certainly idiosyncratic!”

Tweet:  @iCatHalo Of course, Cathal, I was over on your Cosmos article: 09 MAY 2016

We are “sure” of our nanometer measurements. How about lengths in picometers? …femtometers? …attometers?

How much is mathematics and how much is a “measurement” per se? Can we define a boundary and the boundary conditions? Somebody at CERN, SLAC, Fermilab, or a similar lab should know.


* Wheat and Chessboard:
Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_and_chessboard_problem