The third announcement of the thirteenth workshop organized by
Norma Mankoc Borstnik, Holger Bech Nielsen and Maxim Yu. Khlopov

Dear colleague

This letter is the third announcement of the thirteenth workshop entitled

"What Comes Beyond the Standard Models?"


which will take place at Bled from 12th of July (arrival day, afternoon) to 22th of July 2010 (departure day, morning).

Web conferences using VIA system are planned during the Workshop, as was the case for the previous two years. This year we will have improved VIA facility:

1. VIA system admits pdf files now, what can make, in particular, much easier your use of this system and

2. We have available now a very sensitive audio system that can make our participation in discussion much more comfortable). If you enter the VIA website, you can find a preliminary program of VIA discussions for Bled Workshop. This program will be updated daily during the workshop. We expect several contributions at distance with the use of VIA system.

The thirteenth workshop "What Comes Beyond the Standard Models?" is annually organized (by Norma Susana Mankoc Borstnik, Holger Bech Nielsen and Maxim Yu. Khlopov) in purpose to very openly discuss in a small group the open questions of both standard models - the electroweak and colour one - and the cosmological one. In particular we are discussing in details the participants’ proposed ways (theories, models, steps) offering the answers to these open questions.

A part of the discussions are in the last years going also through the Web conferences at Usually these discussions start with a short talk.

The proposed talks for this year are:

i. Norma Susana Mankoc Borstnik: Is the ‘’Approach unifying spins and charges’’ into only two kinds of the spin offering the right answers to
the open questions of the standard models? The predictions for the scalars, gauge fields and Yukawa couplings at low energies.

ii. Holger Bech Nielsen: Arguments for there being Backward Causation, funny coincidences.

The time and date of the talks will be announced later on

The list of open questions to be discussed:

o Why has Nature made a choice of four noticeable dimensions
while all the others, if existing, are hidden? And what are the
properties of space-time in the hidden dimensions?

o How did Nature make the decision about the breaking of
symmetries down to the noticeable ones, coming from some higher
dimension d?

o Where does the weak scale come from? What is the origin of
Higgs fields? Where do(es) the mass(es) of scalar fields originate?

o Why do only left-handed fermions carry the weak charge? Why does
the weak charge break parity?

o Where do the families come from? Where do Yukawa couplings

o Can new families be responsible for the dark matter?

o Shall we observe more than three families on the LHC?

o Does the supersymmetry have a chance (at all) to be seen at the LHC?

o Can all known elementary particles be understood as different
states of only one particle, with a unique internal space of only
two kinds of a spin?

o How can all gauge fields (including gravity) be unified and

o What is the composition of our universe and which possible candidates
for dark matter are allowed by available data?

o Where does the dark energy originate?

o What is the role of symmetries (discrete, continuous, global and gauge)
in Nature?

o What is the origin of the field which caused inflation?

o What new can bring the imaginary part of a Lagrangean?

o Is the string theory realized in nature and in what form?

o What is the scale of quantum gravity?

The aim of the workshop is to bring together physicists, who are trying to find the answers to some of these and other open questions
from the field of the elementary particles and cosmology and who would enjoy to actively discuss the above questions in a small group.

In the last twelve years we have organized twelve workshops entitled ``What Comes Beyond the Standard Models?" They took place annually in July since 1998. Each year we spent ten days, trying to answer these questions in a very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. We have published ten volumes of Proceedings to these workshops (one in 1999, and then one volume every year since 2001). In the year 2003 we have also organized, in addition and with the help of EURESCO, the first conference in a conference series "What comes beyond the Standard models?" titled "Euroconference on symmetries beyond the Standard models" from 12. - 17. of July 2003 in Portoroz, Slovenia. Proceedings volume published in 2003 contains write-ups of the talks at this conference.

The Physical Society together with the Mathematical Society owns a house, whose owner was the well known mathematician Josip Plemelj (access map is available here). This house can accept 16 people in 8 rooms. It also has a lecture room for around 20 people.

Bled is a nice town by the lake of the same name, surrounded by mountains, with many comfortable hotels.

The workshop is organized by the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Physics. We have asked the European Physical Society and the Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology to sponsor this workshop. The workshop is sponsored by the Slovenian National Committee for Physics, DMFA, Department of Physics, FMP, University of Ljubljana.

One page contribution

You may send a one page contribution to the workshop.

Suggestions of discussions

We also ask you to write in a few sentences the suggestions for the open problems, which you are prepared to lead the discussions for, or you suggest the discussions about.


It is planned that in the first two or three days everybody will present her or his work in a one hour talk (although the talks usually, because of many questions and interruptions, last pretty longer). In the rest of the workshop we shall discuss the open problems.