I have not had the chance to make my readers aware of two new recent papers. The first is at Grand Unified SU(8) Gauge Theory Based on Baryons which are Yang-Mills Magnetic Monopoles and has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Modern Physics, and will appear in their April 2013 “Special Issue on High Energy Physics.” The second is at Predicting the Neutron and Proton Masses Based on Baryons which are Yang-Mills Magnetic Monopoles and Koide Mass Triplets and is presently under review.

The latter paper on the neutron and proton masses fulfills a goal that I have had for 42 years, which I have spoken about previously in the blog, of finding a way to predict the proton and neutron masses based on the masses of the fermions, specifically, the electron and the up and down quark (and as you will see , the Fermi vev). Between this latter paper and my earlier paper at Predicting the Binding Energies of the 1s Nuclides with High Precision, Based on Baryons which are Yang-Mills Magnetic Monopoles, I have made six distinct, independent predictions with accuracy ranging from parts in 10,000 for the neutron plus proton mass sum, to an exact relationship for the proton minus neutron mass difference, parts per 100,000 for the 3He binding energy, parts per million for the for the 3H and 4He binding energies, and parts per ten million for the 2H binding energy (based on the proton minus neutron mass difference being made exact). I have also proposed in the binding energies paper, a new approach to nuclear fusion, known as “resonant fusion,” in which one bathes hydrogen in gamma radiation at certain specified frequencies that should catalyze the fusion process.

In addition, the neutron and proton mass paper appears to also provide a seventh prediction for part of the determinant of the CKM generational mixing matrix. And the GUT paper establishes the theoretical foundation for exactly three fermion generations and the observed mixing patterns, answering Rabi’s question “who ordered this?”.

All of this in turn, is based on my foundational paper Why Baryons Are Yang-Mills Magnetic Monopoles. Taken together, these four papers place nuclear physics on a new foundation, with empirical support from multiple independent data points. The odd against six independent parts per 10^6 concurrences being mere coincidence are one in 10^36, and I now actually have about ten independent data points of very tight empirical support. If you want to start learning nuclear physics as it will be taught around the world in another decade, this is where you need to start.

Best to all,

Jay