Subject: Fibonacci sequence and Higgs mass
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 16:17:46 +0200
From: Dimi Chakalov <>
To: Paolo Palazzi <>
CC: roy.frieden@optics.Arizona.EDU, gschwart@U.Arizona.EDU,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Dear Dr. Palazzi,

In the second version of your article "Particles and Shells", you wrote: "Among the mysteries of particle physics, one of the most elusive is the mass spectrum." [Ref. 1]

I'm wondering if you can pinpoint a Fibonacci sequence in your Particle
Shell Model,

The amazing feature of the Fibonacci story is that it operates with irrational numbers that are supposed to be the "exact" or "true", while we observe things and measure them with real numbers, as in the Thompson lamp paradox,

Hence one could speculate that the real particles in the standard model are nothing but an "approximation" toward the true nature of mass spectrum. The latter should be infinite, as is the Fibonacci sequence, which is why I bet $100 that the Higgs will never be discovered,

Could you please save my $100 and the other $2 billion for Large Hadron Collider (not to mention the Next Linear Monster) ?

Thank you very much in advance.

Best regards,

Dimi Chakalov
Dead matter makes quantum jumps; the living-and-quantum matter is smarter.


[Ref. 1] Paolo Palazzi, Particles and Shells, Thu, 20 Feb 2003 17:04:18 GMT,

"Among the mysteries of particle physics, one of the most elusive is the mass spectrum.

"Starting from the unorthodox assumption that the number of constituents for each particle is unknown but proportional to the mass, an analysis of stability versus the mass can be attempted.

"6 Conclusions

"The full evidence for particle shells is presented in figure 10, and it seems significant . The combination of this result with the hypothesis that mass and number of constituents are proportional, and with the parton picture, implies a list of features at variance with the quark model:

   particles are made of a variable number of constituents arranged
   in shells;

"Revision Record

24-JAN-2003 preprint, original electronic submission
20-FEB-2003 improved graphics, better PDF generation."