The focus of this book is the number
theoretical vision about physics. This vision
involves three loosely related parts.
The fusion of real physic and various p-adic
physics to a single coherent whole by generalizing
the number concept by fusing real numbers and
various p-adic number fields along common
rationals. Extensions of p-adic number fields can
be introduced by gluing them along common algebraic
numbers to reals. Algebraic continuation of the
physics from rationals and their their extensions
to various number fields (generalization of completion process
for rationals) is the key idea, and the
challenge is to understand whether how one could
achieve this dream. A profound implication is
that purely local p-adic physics would code for the
p-adic fractality of long length length scale real
physics and vice versa, and one could
understand the origins of p-adic length scale
Second part of the vision involves
hyper counterparts of the classical number fields
defined as subspaces of their complexifications
with Minkowskian signature of metric. Allowed space-time surfaces
would correspond to what might be called
hyper-quaternionic sub-manifolds of a
hyper-octonionic space and mappable to M4× CP2 in natural manner.
One could assign to each point of space-time surface a hyper-quaternionic
4-plane which is the plane defined by the modified
gamma matrices but not tangent plane in general. Hence the basic variational principle of TGD would have deep number theoretic content.
The third part of the vision involves infinite
primes identifiable in terms of an
infinite hierarchy of second quantized arithmetic
quantum fields theories on one hand, and as having
representations as space-time surfaces analogous to
zero loci of polynomials on the other hand.
Single space-time point would have
an infinitely complex structure since real unity can
be represented as a ratio of infinite numbers in
infinitely many manners each having its own number
theoretic anatomy. Single space-time point would be
in principle able to represent in its structure
the quantum state of the entire universe. This
number theoretic variant of Brahman=Atman identity
would make Universe an algebraic hologram.
Number theoretical vision suggests that infinite hyper-octonionic
or -quaternionic primes could could correspond directly to the
quantum numbers of elementary particles and a detailed proposal
for this correspondence is made. Furthermore, the generalized
eigenvalue spectrum of the Chern-Simons Dirac operator could be expressed
in terms of hyper-complex primes in turn defining basic building bricks
of infinite hyper-complex primes from which hyper-octonionic primes are obtained
by dicrete SU(3) rotations performed for finite hyper-complex primes.
Besides this holy trinity I will discuss loosely related topics. Included are possible applications
of category theory in TGD framework; TGD inspired considerations related to Riemann hypothesis; topological quantum computation in TGD Universe; and TGD inspired approach to Langlands program.