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Weighing the Universe and its smallest constituents

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M. Rabinowitz ; EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, USA

The masses of both the neutrino and the Universe are derived from a mutually consistent set of equations in which the neutrino is coupled to the ground state of the Universe. A mass of m/sub v/<10/sup -69/ kg (energy equivalent approximately 10/sup -33/ eV) is found for the neutrino. The equations yield a mass M approximately 10/sup 54/ kg ( approximately 5*10/sup 80/ proton masses) for the Universe. It is found that the Universe is a black hole. Possible solutions of the missing solar neutrino flux problem are discussed. Interpretations of Planck's constant and the Planck mass are also found. The Planck mass appears to be about the largest single-particle mass which can exhibit quantum mechanical effects. The approach used is the only one that yields both the neutrino mass and the Universe mass, the smallest and largest masses, as a consistent solution of the same set of fundamental equations.<>

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IEEE Power Engineering Review  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 11 )