A young researcher, Oliver Consa, managed to solve a complicated integral: he gave us an accurate calculation of the anomalous magnetic moment based on a (semi-)classical model. Here is the link to his paper, and this is the link to my first-order approach. I admit: he was first. Truth doesn’t need an author. 🙂
This is a great achievement. We now have an electron model that explains all of the mysterious ‘intrinsic’ properties of the electron. It also explains the interference of an electron with itself. Most importantly, the so-called ‘precision test of QED’ (the theoretical and experimental value of the anomalous magnetic moment) also gets a ‘common-sense’ interpretation now. Bye-bye QFT!
So now it’s time for the next step(s). If you have followed this blog, then you know I have a decent photon model too – and other researchers – most are small names but there are one or two big names as well 🙂 – are working to refine it.
The End of Physics is near. Mankind knows everything now. Sadly, this doesn’t solve any of the major issues mankind is struggling with (think of inequality and climate change here).
Post scriptum: When you check the references, it would seem that Consa borrowed a lot of material from the 1990 article he mentions as a reference: David L. Bergman and J. Paul Wesley, Spinning Charged Ring Model of Electron Yielding Anomalous Magnetic Moment, Galilean Electrodynamics, Vol. 1, Sept-Oct 1990, pp. 63–67). It is strange that David Hestenes hadn’t noted this article, because it goes back to the same era during which he tried to launch the Zitterbewegung interpretation of quantum physics ! I really find it very bizarre to see how all these elements for a realist interpretation of quantum physics have been lying around for many decades now. I guess it’s got to do with what Sean Carroll suggested in his 7 Sept 2019 opinion article in the NY Times: mainstream physicists do not want to understand quantum mechanics.
Post scriptum 2: My papers on Phil Gibb’s viXra.org site got a fair amount of (independent IP) downloads: close to 3,000. Not an awful lot, but it indicated some resonance in this rather weird Universe. For some reason I can’t quite explain (I asked for a clarification, and so let’s see what Phil Gibbs comes back with), the stats are close to zilch now. A few dozen downloads of the recent stuff I put there, and close to zero on the older papers. How’s that possible? I hate conspiracy theories, but this looks like Big Brother clamping down. 1984 all over again. I think I’ll start my own alternative science site…