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Redefining Standard Model Particle Physics

Brian Albert Robson

The Australian National University

A pioneering researcher in theoretical nuclear physics and the scattering of polarized particles, recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for achievements and leadership in education and research. More recently, developed the Generation Model as a successful alternative to the Standard Model of particle physics. This model led to a fully quantum theory of gravity. Dr. Robson is a member of the editorial board for the Scientific World Journal and the Open Nuclear and Particle Physics Journal.

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Standard Model Twelve Elementary Particles Higgs Boson Research Universal Weak Force CP-Violating Research Big Bang Theory Dark Matter Dark Energy Modified Gravity Massless Elementary Particles Quarks in Hadrons Mixed Parity States

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Today, scientists describe the Universe mainly in terms of two theories: (1) Einstein's general theory of relativity (GTR), which describes the force of gravity and the large-scale structure of the Universe, and (2) quantum mechanics (QM), which describes the physics of the very small. However, as emphasized by Stephen Hawking and others, these two theories are known to be inconsistent with each other, so one needs to accommodate the gravitational force within the domain of QM by developing a quantum theory of gravity that will apply to both the large and small scales of the Universe. In a recent book entitled "The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything, Michio Kaku discusses the history and the nature of such a theory, which made significant progress during the 20th century through the development of the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics that represented the best understanding of the subatomic world at that time. Unfortunately, the SM makes no mention of the gravitational force. However, by removing several dubious assumptions made during the development of the SM, an alternative model, the Generation Model (GM), was developed from 2002-to 2019. The GM proposes that the gravitational force is not a fundamental force, as believed for centuries, but is a universal attractive, very weak residual interaction of the strong nuclear force, acting between the three massive particles, the proton, the neutron, and the electron, which are the constituents of a body of ordinary matter: this residual force provides a quantum theory of gravity. The main aim of this book is to discuss both the flaws of the SM and the GTR and also the considerable successes of the GM.

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Brian Albert Robson

The Australian National University

Professor Brian Albert Robson obtained MSc, PhD and DSc degrees in Physics from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Physics and the UK Institute of Physics. Currently he is an Honorary Professor in the Research School of Physics, The Australian National University, Canberra. During his academic career, he served for four years as Officer-in-Charge of the Australian National University’s first computer, for nine years as Head of the Department of Theoretical Physics, and for two years as Associate Director of the Research School of Physics and Engineering. Professor Robson has published more than 150 scientific publications mainly in the areas of nuclear physics, particle physics, gravitation and cosmology.

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