Lab Notes for a Scientific Revolution (Physics)

February 7, 2008

Lab Note 3, Part 2: Unification of Particle, Nuclear and Atomic Phenomonology

This lab note will be brief.

On April 28, 2007, I posted a paper which went from baryons and confinement to strings to particle phenomenology to atomic physics and deuterons and a whole range of phenomenology including fermion generation replication which appeared to lend itself to a common, underlying explanation based on the work I have previously discussed with respect to baryons and confinement in particular.  The underlying thread throughout, is to connect spacetime symmetry to internal symmetry using the Pauli fermionic exclusion principle.   I am afraid, however, that this paper may have been buried amidst all of the other postings, so I want to specifically call it to your attention, at the link below:

On The Natural Origin of Baryons, Short-Range Mesons, and QCD Confinement, from Maxwell’s Magnetic Equations for a Yang-Mills Field

In the spirit of “Lab Notes” which are a scientific diary of theoretical explorations, I ask you in particular to look at the second half of this paper, starting at section 6.  In football, there is something known as a “Hail Mary” pass where the quarterback throws the ball all the way down the field hoping for a touchdown.  The second half of the above paper is just that.  While certainly speculative, it seems to me that this ties together a very diverse range of observable phenomenology which has not previously been tied together.   It is probably the most audacious piece of physics writing I have done, and I don’t want it to get lost in the shuffle.

So, if nothing comes of it, so be it.  But, it may well be that someone in the end zone will catch this long pass, and physics will come to rest in a different place from where it rests today.  That is why it is so important to take good lab notes!



  1. Great post and paper! I’m going to blog it over on Mass. I don’t get much traffic, but I think you get less and this should help. And you should send this in to arXiv.

    Comment by carlbrannen — February 11, 2008 @ 6:38 am | Reply

  2. […] Interesting? Go visit Jay’s obscure blog and read the tensor theory behind all this. […]

    Pingback by Jay Yablon on Tensors and Symmetry « Mass — February 11, 2008 @ 7:07 am | Reply

  3. Thanks Carl,

    Appreciate the post at

    I’ll try to say a bit more separately, but it is important to point out that the Pauli exclusion principle plays a central role as a bridge between spacetime symmetry and internal symmetry. Atomic structure is itself the best example: take the fermionic properties of intrinsic spin (+/- 1/2), angular momentum, z-angular momentum, etc. These are all properties that have their basis in spacetime. But, exclusion dictates that no two fermions can have an identical set of these properties. So, after you get two electrons into the ground state shell (a Helium atom), then one moves on to the next shell, and the shell structure all the way up the periodic table is based on the exclusion of any two fermions from having the exact same set of quantum numbers.

    In essence, this paper extends the exclusion principle into some new domains of physics, and by doing so, may explains many different phenomenological observations, including the 4!=4x3x2 phenomenology of the fermions, why the most stable nuclei are di-baryons (e.g., deuterons), why atoms tend to pair a nucleon with a lepton (e.g. electron), etc., and may provide the eventualk basis for a “periodic table” of nuclear structure.

    I will try in the bear future to boil this paper down into a page or two of the essential principles involved.


    Comment by Jay R. Yablon — February 12, 2008 @ 2:15 pm | Reply

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