In experimental particle physicist Tommaso Dorrigo’s usual space, a guest poster argues for a new theory of electron mass:

This is a swimming test which no theory passed yet, according to Feynman: “Many attempts have been made, and some of the theories were even able to arrange things so that all the electron mass was electromagnetic. But all of these theories have died”. By analyzing the relationship between the Maxwell and Dirac equations, we show that the mysterious “four-component Dirac spinor field” is nothing else than electromagnetic energy-momentum, whose dynamics is described by the Dirac equation. Subsequently, we derive from the model all the essential features of the electron: its mass exactly corresponds to its electromagnetic energy, its charge surface is on a sphere at the classical electron radius, its zitterbewegung (ZBW) radius is the reduced Compton radius (in the rest frame), we derive its relativistic increase of mass, show that its charge surface retains its spherical shape under any Lorentz boost, and obtain its correct magnetic moment and ZBW frequency as well. This resolves the mystery of what the electron mass is “made of”.

In other words, the book explains how electromagnetic fields comprise the electron mass.

Andras Kowacs, “ A. Kowacs, “Is There A Simpler Perspective On Some Fundamental Laws Of Physics?”” atScience 2.0

Kowacs offers his theory in just-published *Maxwell-Dirac Theory and Occam’s Razor: Unified Field, Elementary Particles, and Nuclear Interactions *

*See also:* Electron’s Nearly Perfect Roundness Stymies The Search For “New Physics”

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