The impedance model opens an old window on the roots of string theory via the S-matrix bootstrap. There is no Lagrangian. Equations of motion calculate mode impedances of the S-matrix. These govern amplitude and phase of energy transmission, such that the S-matrix impedance representation is also the gauge group, with direct interaction of both flavor and color matrix elements the citizens of Chew’s ‘nuclear democracy’. Naturalness comprises the consistency conditions. The model requires just three assumptions - geometry, fields, and a mass gap - is finite without renormalization, and appears to be maximally analytically continued. There are no free parameters. It suggests a simple proof-of-principle experiment in the Fermilab muon g-2 delivery ring, demonstrating both massless oscillation and possibility of low-energy Muon Collider lifetime enhancement, complementary to high-energy time dilation of the Lorentz transform.
|In-person or Virtual?||Virtual|