Bifurcating self-interaction concept of Frank van den Bovenkamp

I have brought your attention to Frank van den Bovenkamp’s work before.

Pioneers of Microvita Research (2): Frank van den Bovenkamp

Microvita links

He recently published an important paper.

The Hydrogen Atom as an Integrative Eigenstate of the Bifurcating Quantum Field

I highly recommend this paper to anyone who is interested in fundamental physics. For me the key concept of the paper is the concept of “bifurcative self-interaction“. It will take me a while to digest it but I can see its potential in terms explanatory power. Here’s the abstract of the paper.

“Over the course of the past century, quantum mechanics has become extremely successful in describing the atoms and elementary particles that make up the world that we know. Strange enough, the current model of quantum mechanics doesn’t allow things that are real, to be described in terms of things that are real. A theory that describes things as they really are is more likely to be true and successful. Therefore, while it is hard to say that quantum mechanics is wrong, our interpretation of it is rather unsatisfactory. The present paper proposes an interpretation of quantum mechanics whereby the matter wave and its eigenstates are formed through an underlying, bifurcative self-interaction of the quantum field. Subsequently
it will be shown that based on the latter the proton-to-electron mass ratio can accurately be calculated.”

I requested additional comments from the author, he kindly responded:

“Thank you Suresh for your kind re-introduction and endorsement. As per your request, I’m adding a few remarks and suggestions for reading as well. Firstly, as your blog gives ample scope for P.R. Sarkar’s microvita theory, it might be helpful to note that, although it is a quantum physics paper, it is for a great part inspired by microvita theory. As you mentioned, bifurcative self-interaction of the quantum field is the central principle. It is a mild variation of the Standard Model self-interaction which is very important for giving mass to particles. The unitary bifurcation (litt. “two-forking”) of the field’s action is also mentioned by Sarkar and allows to describe a more distinct, “pro-matter” vs. “pro-life, pro-mind” application of the Action Principle (as in the Principle of Least Action), in this form unknown in physics. This action is hypothesized to be of microvitic nature, that is, to have (positive or negative) influence on life, evolution and psychology. Microvita theory is briefly introduced in the discussion part of the paper. From the introduction: The aim of the present work is to introduce an approach to Hydrogen stability with a decisively more central role for the dimension of action.”

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