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Prof. Harald H. Rose , Ulm University, Electron Microscopy Group of Materials Science

Novel Theory of the Structure of the Electron

11.01.2022 (Tuesday) , 16:40 - 18:10
Host: Prof. Hannes Lichte , Zoom (details below)

A novel theory is outlined which represents a promising alternative to the Standard
Model and to the Dirac theory of the electron and explains the origin of the spin, the
mass, and the charge of elementary particles, the electron in particular which resembles
a four-dimensional top composed of two photons with opposite helicity. The resulting
forces originated from the associated hyper-symmetric potential. The 4D rotational
Hamiltonian depends on the 4D radius and on three angles, one of which is imaginary.
This angle describes the rotation of the time-like axis of the Minkowsi space with respect
to the 3D representing a Lorentz transformation. Elementary particles with opposite
angular momentum attract each other forming massive particles. The results show that
massive particles can only be stable if they have a characteristic four-dimensional
elementary radius. This radius is an eigenvalue of the rotational energy, which
determines the mass of the particle. The results show that the left and right-handed
space-time rotation determines the sign of the charge and the eigenvalues of the 4D
radial wave equation the mass of the compound particle. Hence, the novel theory
explains the origin of mass without needing the Higgs field. We demonstrate the
feasibility of the novel theory by revisiting the hydrogen atom. The resulting finestructure
formula differs from that derived obtained by the Dirac theory by accounting
for the Lamb shift.


1961-1962: Research Consultant, Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, Bedford, Mass. /
1962-1965: Research Associate, Institute of Theoretical Physics, TU Darmstadt / 1965-1970: Post Doc. Position at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, TU Darmstadt / 1970-1971: Assistant
Professor, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, TU Darmstadt / 1971-1975: Associate Professor,
Institute of Applied Physics, TU Darmstadt / 1972-1973: Sabbatical year at the Enrico Fermi
Institute of the University of Chicago / 1976-1980: / Principal Research Scientist, New York State Department of Health, Division of Laboratories and Research, Albany, NY / 1977-1980: Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY / 1980-2000: Professor of Physics, Institute of Applied Physics, TU Darmstadt, Germany / 1987: Visiting Professor at the Department of Physics of the Jiaotong University Xian, China / 1995/96: Sabbatical year at the Institute of Applied Physics, Cornell University (6 months) and the Institute of Plasma Research of the University of Maryland, College Park, MD (5 months). / 2000/1: Research Fellow at the Department of Materials Science, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge and Visiting Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN / 2001/2: Research Fellow at the Department of Materials Science, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne / 2003- 2005: Research Fellow at the Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley / 2010- 2015: Carl-Zeiss Senior Professor at the University of Ulm, Germany / 2015-: Senior Professor at the University of Ulm, Germany.




Zoom-Meeting: Meeting-ID: 875 9156 0011/ Kenncode: PK-21!-HR


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