Thomas Buckholtz

Summary of research interests:

Research interests include harmonic-oscillator mathematics, applied mathematics, elementary particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology, and fundamental aspects of physics.

Brief Bio:

B.S. in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology; Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley; Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USA; Physics Extension Instructor, University of California, Berkeley; Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA; Commissioner, United States General Services Administration, Washington, D.C., USA

Description of Current Research Topics:

  • Extensions to harmonic-oscillator mathematics. Minor changes in assumptions lead to states that people might consider to lie below traditional ground states. The resulting math has applications to elementary particle physics.
  • Mathematics-based modeling pertaining to elementary particles, astrophysics, and cosmology. Extended harmonic-oscillator math provides bases for modeling pertaining to elementary particles, dark matter, dark energy forces, and observations that physicists report. Modeling features solutions to equations featuring isotropic pairs of isotropic quantum harmonic oscillators.
  • Elementary particles. A model outputs solutions correlating with all known elementary particles and a list of suggested elementary particles.
  • Astrophysics (dark matter). The list of elementary particles and one additional assumption suggests a well-specified candidate description of dark matter. That description explains various observed ratios of dark matter effects to ordinary matter effects.
  • Cosmology. The list of elementary particles includes a description of dark energy forces. The description of dark energy forces explains three eras regarding the rate of expansion of the universe. The list of elementary particles provides a candidate explanation for baryon asymmetry.
  • Astrophysics (galaxy formation). A combination of dark matter aspects and dark energy forces leads to galaxy formation scenarios that match observed data.
  • Fundamental aspects of physics. The work relates a ratio of the masses of two elementary particles to a ratio of the strength of electromagnetism to the strength of gravity. Other formulas may interrelate the masses of other elementary particles.

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