27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

A Fundamental Description of Quarks using QCD and general relativity

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track G - Theoretical and Computational Physics


Dr Jan Greben (CSIR)


We develop a bound-state approach in quantum field theory which can be used to give an internal description of dressed quarks. The fermionic and bosonic fields are treated as interdependent. The quark is bound by self-consistent infinite binding potentials. By including general relativity and vacuum energy, we can stabilize this system. The average mass for the light quarks is 3.2 MeV, in remarkable agreement with experiment. The radius is 8.8 Planck lengths. These estimates only depend on the gravitational constant G and the Hubble constant H0

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Dr Jan Greben (CSIR)

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