Spin Inversion Symmetry

Spin Inversion Symmetry

Spin Inversion Symmetry (SIS) is currently a conjecture.

It says that every elementary particle of spin s has a dual particle of spin 1/s. Of course, SIS does not apply to the spin 0 Higgs. But it applies to all other elementary particles in the Standard Model.

For example:

Applying SIS to the 3 neutrinos (electron neutrino, muon neutrino, tau neutrino), and assuming charge is conserved, we get 3 neutral spin-2 bosons.

Applying SIS to the 3 leptons (electron, muon, tau), and assuming charge is conserved, we get 3 charged spin-2 bosons.

Applying SIS to the 6 quarks, and assuming charge is conserved, we get 6 charged spin-2 bosons.

That's a total of 12 spin-2 bosons, 9 charged and 3 neutral.

The photon is interesting. It's spin-1 so the photon is its own dual. The same is true for the W and Z bosons that mediate the weak force, and also for the gluon that mediates the color force.

SIS is still a hunch or conjecture. But if true the implications are very deep. It says the universe is awash in spin-2 bosons and the particles we currently know in the Standard Model are only a fraction of the particles out there.

Content written and posted by Ken Abbott abbottsystems@gmail.com