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The Planck Mass as a Fundamental Entity for Particle Structure and Cosmology

  • David W. Kraft
  • Lloyd Motz
Conference paper
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 97)

Abstract

The universal constants G, c and ħ comprise the Planck mass, (ћ c/G) 1/2 ≈ 10−5 g. We present arguments for the existence and properties of particles with this mass, describe how they serve as the constituents for a gravitational theory of matter, and explore the cosmological implications of this theory. Specifically, we describe a gravitational rotator model for baryons and show how this accounts for baryon stability and the three-quark saturation of baryons and that it predicts the Gell-Mann-Okubo mass formula for the SU 3 octet and the equal spacing rule for the SU 3 decuplet. We review how these particles provide a unified approach to major cosmological problems and we treat such current problems as the formation of stars and galaxies, the cosmic ray spectrum and the solar neutrino deficiency.

Keywords

Dark Matter Strange Quark Mass Formula Planck Mass Initial Singularity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David W. Kraft
    • 1
  • Lloyd Motz
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsUniversity of BridgeportBridgeportUSA
  2. 2.Department of AstronomyColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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