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October 23, 2019

CATEGORY: FQXi Essay Contest - Spring, 2017 [back]
TOPIC: Fundamentality in particle physics and cosmology by austin James fearnley [refresh]
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Author austin fearnley wrote on Jan. 9, 2018 @ 21:06 GMT
Essay Abstract

Fundamentality is paradoxical with respect to size and complexity and a natural way through that paradox is to identify the nature of fundamentality through the telescopic and microscopic lenses of quasi-fractal repetition of patterns. Featured points are the emergence of mass and space, the dependency of electric charge on strong colour, the nature of substance, the use of a weaker colour in gravitation, the unification of four forces, the generations interpreted as differing in complexity and the missing antimatter maybe hiding in plain sight. Criteria include: persistence of form or substance; indivisibility; invariance; complexity and emergence. Contexts are important such the position, speed and scale of the observer in relation to the potentially-fundamental observed subject.

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Retired researcher into school examinations with a UK examining board. My B.Sc. degree is in mathematics and statistics.

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Jan. 25, 2018 @ 14:58 GMT
Hi Austin James Fearnley

Your identified “the emergence of mass and space, the dependency of electric charge on strong colour, the nature of substance, the use of a weaker colour in gravitation, the unification of four forces, the generations interpreted as differing in complexity and the missing antimatter maybe hiding in plain sight. Criteria include: persistence of form or substance;...

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Declan Andrew Traill wrote on Jan. 26, 2018 @ 09:02 GMT
Dear Austin,

An interesting essay. You might be interested in my electron/positron model. See my paper here:

http://vixra.org/abs/1507.0054

I think you are in need of a boost in the ratings, so I have given you a score of 10 to help...

Best Regards,

Declan

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Anonymous wrote on Jan. 26, 2018 @ 16:53 GMT
Declan

Thank you kindly for your interest in my paper and also for the rating . As I understand it, the rules prohibit any discussing of actual scores so I cannot reply in kind in this discussion but you will note that essays are to be marked on interest and relevance and of course I found your essay to be high in both qualities though I have not made any ratings yet for anybody. But...

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Lawrence B. Crowell wrote on Jan. 28, 2018 @ 13:38 GMT
I will read you essay as seen as time permits. I wrote the following on my area in response to your comments:

The quantum hair appears on the event horizon, or really the quantum membrane called the stretched horizon, as seen by a stationary observer. For a distant observer the tortoise or time delayed coordinate r' = r - 2m ln|r' - 2m| means these are redshifted enormously. However, an...

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Author austin fearnley replied on Jan. 28, 2018 @ 19:08 GMT
Dear Lawrence

[I have sent this post to both our threads.]

Thank you very much for your reply. Making and breaking of space metrics are a minor part of my essay (pages 3 and 5). My employment background includes making metrics for examination scores using Rasch pairs analysis [fortunately I never encountered FQXI-style 1-bombing ratings there]. Obviously trying to make a...

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Lawrence B. Crowell replied on Jan. 31, 2018 @ 11:46 GMT
I read your paper finally. There are a few points I can make. You have some issue with the spin of the graviton. It must be spin 2ħ because the classical gravitational wave has two helicity states. It is as if the graviton is a sort of diphoton, such as an entangled photon state or a HBT effect photon state, or two gauge particles. The electric field vectors which form the polarization direction is such that a diphoton has two electric fields. Similarly a gravitational wave has two directions.

Preons and Rishons have as you indicate early on issues that are difficult. The problem is that the mass of these particles is small while the gauge potential of their interactions is large. In QCD the masses of quarks is on the order of 10s of MeV while the masses of baryons is 1 GeV or more. This makes the renormalization problem difficult, for which 't Hooft and Veltmann won the Nobel Prize for working out. If quarks and leptons are composed of rishons or preons the problem is far more difficult.

We will have to see if leptons and quarks are indeed composites, where in QFT the idea of what is composite is somewhat difficult and problematic to define. There are experiments that measure the Lande g-factor of the electron to attempt to determine if there are deviations in the radial form of the electric field and the nature of the spin based of the magnetic field. So far data indicates the electron is point-like down to within 10 orders of magnitude of the Planck scale. Presumably other leptons and quarks are structured or not similarly.

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Lawrence B. Crowell replied on Jan. 31, 2018 @ 21:23 GMT
I just boosted your score by .3 points. Your paper is in some ways a diamond in the rough. It does show some insight and thought. My opinion of preons and rishons is that I keep these in a archive just in case it turns out experiments show the electron has some structure. This would occur if the Lande g-factor deviates from QED prediction.

Cheers LC

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Kamal L Rajpal wrote on Feb. 20, 2018 @ 17:24 GMT
Dear Austin James Fearnley,

I have read your Essay wherein you mention that ‘Quantum spin (S) is a fundamental property of particles’.

Quantum Mechanics claims that an electron can be both spin-up and spin-down at the same time. In my conceptual physics Essay on Electron Spin, I have proved that this is not true. Please read: https://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/3145 or https://fqxi.org/data/essay-contest-files/Rajpal_1306.0141v3
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Vladimir Nikolaevich Fedorov wrote on Feb. 21, 2018 @ 11:19 GMT
Dear Austin,

I highly appreciate your beautifully written essay.

I completely agree with you. «The vacuum is clearly not a void as the vacuum of space contains fields». «In a pure fractal pattern, such as the Mandelbrot figure, patterns repeat at different scales but the same pattern is not everywhere as one has to search for the repetitions which are separated in space».

I hope that my modest achievements can be information for reflection for you.

Vladimir Fedorov

https://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/3080

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Vladimir Nikolaevich Fedorov wrote on Feb. 24, 2018 @ 12:22 GMT
Dear Austin,

(copy to yours and mine)

Many thanks for the kind words and interest shown in my work.

I also have read and appreciated highly your essay.

You are listening well to the "music" of our universe.

I wish you happiness in your scientific work in search of truth.

Vladimir Fedorov

https://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/3080

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Don Limuti wrote on Feb. 26, 2018 @ 01:40 GMT
Hello Austin,

Excellent essay and comprehensive theory. I do not have and answer to what constitutes an electron. However, I think I can provide some insight in other areas.

1. "Does light need a medium to maintain its speed?" Yes, see my diagram of dark energy, it is the ether.

2. "Quantum Theory (QT)and General Relativity(GR)are both superb in their results, but something has to give in melding them. GR uses tensors but it has to do so to get correct results because it has no fundamental access to a mass charge in the micro realm of particles"......... The graviton (in my theory) has mass, just as a guitar string has mass. Light (with no mass) runs on massive gravitons like vibrations run on massive guitar strings.

Graviton mass:

a. is the ether

b. takes the form of either dark matter or dark energy

c. is the carrier of light.

3. Why is the speed of light independent of relative motion? ....... Because the ether (gravitons) moves with the observer. Michelson-Morley believed they were moving with respect to the ether. I believe they carried it with them as all observers do!

Yes, very speculative stuff. Got any good experiments? If there is time visit my essay and let me know what you think.

Thanks for your thought provoking essay.

Don Limuti

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