The coupling of chiral fermions to gravity makes use only of the selfdual S U (2) subalgebra of the (complexified) SO(3, 1) algebra. It is possible to identify the antiselfdual subalgebra with the S U (2)L isospin group that appears in the standard model, or with its right-handed counterpart SU(2)R that appears in some extensions. Based on this observation, we describe a form of unification of the gravitational and weak interactions. We also discuss models with fermions of both chiralities, the inclusion of strong interactions, and the way in which these unified models of gravitational and gauge interactions avoid conflict with the Coleman–Mandula theorem.

Graviweak Unification

NESTI, FABRIZIO;
2008-01-01

Abstract

The coupling of chiral fermions to gravity makes use only of the selfdual S U (2) subalgebra of the (complexified) SO(3, 1) algebra. It is possible to identify the antiselfdual subalgebra with the S U (2)L isospin group that appears in the standard model, or with its right-handed counterpart SU(2)R that appears in some extensions. Based on this observation, we describe a form of unification of the gravitational and weak interactions. We also discuss models with fermions of both chiralities, the inclusion of strong interactions, and the way in which these unified models of gravitational and gauge interactions avoid conflict with the Coleman–Mandula theorem.
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