On Leptons and Photons
Jim Fisher is a Chemical Engineer who works for Eltron R&D. His work at Eltron has nothing to do with the physics discussed in the two papers we have put on this site. The work presented here is the result of his passion for mathematics, engineering and physics over the past 20 years, all on his own time outside of work hours.
He has taken a very different approach towards analysis of elementary particles, the leptons and photons. Modern physicists start with a theory and try to make observed data fit the theory with various fudge factors and exceptions. Being an engineer, Jim started with the data and developed the correlations.
His work, if correct, has major implications for all of us. He has admittedly only touched on a select few of the elementary particles but his work says among other things that electrons are two-dimensional (excluding time) and that there is a 4th member particle with a very short half life but well within the energy limits of older colliders. In addition, without resorting to using fudge factors he derived values for the elementary charge, masses of the electron, muon and tau as well as Planck’s constant that matched currently accepted values to at least 7 decimal places.
I am also an engineer but I can honestly say that I don’t know whether Jim’s work is valid although it appears to be. He has attempted to get his work published in peer-reviewed journals in the physics community to no avail. It’s not that anyone disagrees with his work or has found a flaw in it; he has been rejected essentially because his work is not an extension of existing theory (!). But that’s the whole point. I promised Jim that we would use the web as a vehicle to initiate a dialogue on his work with those who are qualified to do so. I am allowing him to publish his work on the Eltron web site in the hopes that such a dialogue can start. Neither Jim Fisher nor Eltron will make any money off of this work. We are not trying to get you to buy something. We are offering you a chance to look at a small part of the world (literally and figuratively) and offer him some feedback. If you think he is wrong tell him so; just don’t base your logic on “it doesn’t conform to existing theory”. If you think he is on to something I am sure he would like to hear that feedback as well.
-- Paul Grimmer
New framework for determining physical properties - I: properties of leptons
New framework for determining physical properties - II: properties of photons
A Particle Physics Primer
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