This Text Was Written In Early April, 2006 And Updated Early July, 2006.

Are Superstrings Equivalent To Matter Waves?

A “Matter Unification” Unites The Author’s Ideas With That Of The Scientific Community

A Quick Comparison Of Two Competing Systems

A New Gravity And Inertia Mechanism Applicable To Superstrings?

By: John K. Harms

© Copyright, 2006



Of the popular theories over the last 15 to 20 years are what have been called “string theories”. That is, particles are not particles in reality, but little bits or loops (in some cases) of string. The strings are understood in most of these theories to be one dimensional strands of space-time (which the author can’t really tell you precisely what that is!). Indeed, the author in all honesty has had some trouble with the physicality of superstrings as a viable conception of nature.

But, in any event, at many universities, entire armies of physicists have been employed and equipped with the latest mathematical techniques trying to link up all the forces of nature into a so-called “theory of everything” (TOE). So, string theory then serves as a kind of mental scaffolding in which to hang the mathematical reasoning, despite the apparent non-physicality of the theory. However, in string theory, the mass of a particle comes about as a vibration on the string. This aspect of the theory is a simple, elegant and creative ideation in the author’s opinion. Indeed, the author likes this idea.

However, the author has proposed a competitive model in which matter is simply a persistent wave in space-time. Space is composed of places where the radiation background is absent (the author calls these photon “holes”) and these holes are what compose matter (or similarly where matter tends to collect). It can be understood in some of the author’s other texts that these holes are actually neutrinos that come from the Sun which in turn collect where radiation is found to be absent (around a hole in the background). This is what is meant by a hole collecting matter.

So, a piece of matter can gain weight through the collection of neutrinos. This replaces the so-called Higgs mechanism in the Standard Model. And so, this necessarily can happen at the cores of a planet where the densities of matter can be very very high. Since in the author’s view there cannot really be two separate descriptions of nature in only one Universe, the author will look for a few ways (at this juncture) to unite these two distinct systems and perhaps improve the picture somewhat.

Gaining Mass

In the Standard Model of particle physics, a particle may gain weight by “eating” Higgs Bosons, the particles in the theory that are responsible for mass. In the author’s model, however, particles may gain mass (as stated above) by collecting neutrino energy under dense photon hole conditions, conditions that can exist most often at the cores of the planets (as mentioned above). So, as a planet gains in its size, the planet may increase in density to the point where an increasing amount of neutrino energy may become trapped therein. The planet, therefore, can grow larger over time from the inside-out. This often results in surface features on a given planet. See the “Planetary Expansion” link below for further details.

The Gravitation And Inertia Mechanism

In string theories, gravity comes about in a rather unnatural way of the warping of space-time as in Einstein’s General Theory of relativity. In the matter wave model, however, gravity can simply cancel background radiation and a radiation void may be created that brings about gravity. This mechanism obeys the inverse square relation (1 / d^2) as Newton discovered. See the “Gravity And Inertia” link below for further details about this idea.

Henceforth, the author would like to propose a new model for gravity and inertia as it is presently used in superstring theory. That is, gravity would arise as a cancellation of background radiation (creating a localized radiation void), whereas background radiation would positively reinforce the string to generate the inertial characteristics of matter. So, background radiation either negatively cancels or positively reinforces the string bringing about both gravity and inertia respectively. Thus, gravity and inertia can be understood to be opposites. Again, the details of this proposal are given at the link below.

To the author’s knowledge, this is not now even closely related to the mechanism presently used by superstrings researchers for either for gravity or inertia in that group of theories. Therefore, this may be a completely new idea proposed by this author in an attempt to aid superstrings researchers in the quest to better understand and unite the forces of nature. For further information about this line of reasoning, do see the “Gravity And Inertia” link below.

In the so-called “M” theory, an 11 dimensional Universe is now proposed that the author finds a little hard to accept. But, in the matter wave Universe, we have the conventional 4 dimensions of space (perhaps) curved into 5, but 11 dimensions the author believes still lies in the realm of science fiction. Indeed, amateurs, were often labeled as “quacks” by suggesting such things. Now, the quacks are anyone who now believes in an 11 dimensional reality! So, being a quack has now become the status quo.

Actually, the author is willing to go as far as 6 dimensions, but only because time has one dimension. See the “Time Symmetric Universe” at the link below.


The author hopes to bring his work closer to that of the scientific community (which has embraced superstrings so heavily) with the content in this text. Hopefully, the author has made a slight contribution to superstrings that will bring the author somewhat closer to the center of physics and farther away from the fringe. The author has always felt that his work was not actually on the fringe of science, despite the fact that many of the greatest ideas in physics usually do come from the fringe! In any event, this text was an attempt to move toward the center of scientific thought. That was one of the primary goals of this text.

Reader’s Note: Proper References And/Or Acknowledgments To This Text Are Appreciated.

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