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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

QFT: The cross-section for graviton scatter, scaled by Feynman’s rules from the weak interaction

Update: Final version, finished 2am 30 Nov. (7.3 MB PDF file, 63 pages.)

Update: Final version, finished 2am 30 Nov. (7.3 MB PDF file, 63 pages.) Although this is an extension of previously published research from 1996 with updates from this blog and others, the paper is not just a summary of previously published material, but a completely fresh approach altogether.

Update: hosted on http://rxiv.org/abs/1111.0111, also at the General Science Journal.

Dr Tommaso Dorigo comments on his post Higgs Expectations:

"... in order to really prove that our understanding of electroweak symmetry breaking is flawed and that there is no Higgs boson we would need a much, much more solid evidence than a mere "95% exclusion". I would not be satisfied with anything less than a 99.9% exclusion (over three sigma) across the full mass range.

But I do not honestly believe that we will ever get into such a situation. I do believe, in fact, that the particle is there, and that it will be found very soon! So stay tuned and place your bets if you haven't already. Time is running short.

We avoid the usual electroweak symmetry breaking problem, by changing electromagnetism from U(1) to a massless SU(2) gauge theory (which works out correctly, yielding Maxwell's equations from the Yang-Mills, because charged massless vector bosons can't propagate asymmetrically), so that SU(2) becomes a complete electroweak theory. (This is fine for the weak bosons, while the apparent discrepancy between weak isospin charges and fractional quark electric charges disappears with a vacuum polarization model, which predicts that 1/3 or 2/3 of the electric charge energy of quarks is present as strong colour charge.) U(1) is not abandoned altogether; it is dark energy, which also predicts gravity. The mass of SU(2) weak bosons is then produced by the Glashow-Weinberg mixing of U(1) gravity with SU(2) electromagnetism. Instead of a electroweak symmetry being broken to yield Nambu-Goldstone "Higgs" bosons, the weak interaction emerges from a simple mixing of SU(2) electromagnetism with U(1) gravity. I'll try to get a briefer paper done, ready to replace the Higgs boson.

There are pedagogy and presentation problems: "Darwin's theory of evolution is disproved because Lamarke had an evolution theory before Darwin, which was wrong." (Joseph McCarthy's "guilt by false association", applies to LeSage's gravity mechanism. If one person gets something wrong, nobody else is ever allowed to correct the errors in it. Darwin was only able to proceed by pretending that Lamarke hadn't existed. Science is not a logical system where errors get corrected. It's a political process whereby theories are pre-judged in their incorrect nascent state, then dismissed for ever when found incorrect. If someone else later corrects all the errors, that person is wrong by being "associated", much like friends of people who turned out to have been student communist party members were guilty of being Stalin's friends, in McCarthy's eyes. This story is of course usually turned around to a very different conclusion: the fact that McCarthy was wrong in shooting everyone who had ever heard of Marx was used to try to "defend" Stalin's evil, a kind of one upmanship or reversal of McCarthy's trick. Anyone criticising Stalin was then compared to McCarthy, and their message unheeded. Science is more political than normal politics, because it pretends that there is no political element and uses this deception to "disprove" the need for democratic debate, etc. Science is the worst sort of politics, the sort which pretends it's always justified by good intentions, no matter the consequences, exactly like Stalinism and Nazism, but Godwin help you if you say it.)