- 20 October, 2016
- Tags : journal

## Recent Publications in Physics

In a recent work we have shown that the mass of W^{±} bosons can be computed from first principles by modeling these bosons as relativistic rotational bound states consisting of e^{±}–ν_{e} pairs, and by employing the de Broglie wavelength equation together with Newton’s universal gravitational law but with gravitational instead of rest masses (Vayenas et al., 2016). Here, we present similar calculations for the Z^{o} boson which we model as a bound state of e^{+}–ν_{e}–e^{−} with an electron antineutrino at the center of the rotating ring. This appears consistent with the fact that Z^{o} bosons are known to decay primarily to e^{+}–e^{−} pairs. The above models contain no adjustable parameters. The computed Z^{o} boson mass (91.72 GeV/c^{2}), as well as the ratio of the masses of Z^{o} and W^{±} bosons, differ by less than 0.6% and 0.9% respectively from the experimental values.