the planck vacuum (a new paradigm)
 
 

the planck vacuum (pv) is an omnipresent, polarizable, degenerate gas of negative-energy planck particles (pp) that is held together by van der waals forces. the pp is characterized by the bare charge (the true charge of the charged elementary particles), a mass equal to the planck mass, and a compton radius equal to the planck length.

circa 1998 i derived simple expressions for the gravitational, planck, and fine structure constants ( download contants). although the derivation at that time left something to be desired, the simple elegance and connectedness of those three expressions has provided the motivation behind a search for their underlying physics and has resulted in the pv theory. the intent at the beginning of the investigations was not to discover some grand theory that unifies diverse areas of physics, although the search for the physics behind the expressions for the three constants appears to be doing just that.

the pv theory is not derived from some pre-existing theory, the quantum field theory in particular -- it is assumed to be the source of these pre-existing theories. the simple calculations in the second paper below lead to the above constants and from there to the many suggestions, assumptions, speculations, and hand-waving that necessarily characterize the pv theory at this early stage of development. it is expected, however, that the theory will eventually lead to a “sea change” in the way we view fundamental physics.

the pv theory to date is described in the following papers (the papers can be downloaded separately from the list below or together in this zip file "pvpapers0-29.zip"):

the following papers are too short or speculative for formal publication: