Redesigning physics foundations

We roll the dice for quantum mechanics, using a foundational sub-physical abstraction for quanta and interactions. We aim for elegance: our physicality is minimally sufficient, and has wide emergent coverage. Systems are self-generating, intrinsically background-free, and constitution-invariant.


Simple Foundation Rules

Our deterministic mechanism for physicality has simple rules, from which other detail emerges:

  1. Waves are bound in pairs as oscillators (bosons);
  2. Quanta propagate radially, and only at light speed, having equivalence of phase, distance, and time: dφ=ds=dt
  3. Waves are excluded from interactions when they have the same phase and source;
  4. A boson's mass-energy is a function of its phases, ρ = b e i φ B φ A
  5. Other sources' waves are phase-modulated by ρ;
  6. Bosons collapse into a fermion where waves from two different bosons have value b at a unique point.

Fig.1: Dependency graph of the mechanism.

Unification and Inclusion

Our mechanism implicitly includes gravitation and charge-based forces (weak, strong, electric), without explicitly formulating them into abstract dimensions. Likewise, quanta are not inherently ‘electric’, ‘magnetic’, nor ‘gravitational’; their observed effect depends on the context and attribution of quanta to their structured sources.

  1. Unification of fermions and bosons in the same basis; defines dualities.
  2. Unification of known forces in a common mechanism; gravitation not unified as a field, but is accountable.
  3. Inclusive of difficult situations like black holes, red-blue-shifting, effective UV limits, singularities, and QCD.

Latest Paper

Minimal Deterministic Physicality Applied to Cosmology (2014)

This report summarizes ongoing research and development since our 2012 foundation paper, including the emergent effects of a deterministic mechanism for fermion interactions: (1) the coherence of black holes and particles using a quantum chaotic model; (2) wide-scale (anti)matter prevalence from exclusion and weak interaction during the fermion reconstitution process; and (3) red-shift due to variations of vacuum energy density. We provide a context for Standard Model fields, and show how gravitation can be accountably unified in the same mechanism, but not as a unified field.


  • J.S. Valentine, Minimal Deterministic Physicality Applied to Cosmology, Unified Field Mechanics: pp. 477-492, World Scientific, DOI: 10.1142/9789814719063_0048 (2014), http://johnvalentine.co.uk/po8.php?art=papers. [15]
  • J.S. Valentine, Deterministic Impulsive Vacuum Foundations for Quantum-Mechanical Wavefunctions, BCS Cybernetics Group / Vigier VIII, WSPC [catalogue entry available] (2012), http://johnvalentine.co.uk/po8/Valentine,JS-2012.pdf. [14]
  • J.S. Valentine, An Absolute Phase Space for the Physicality of Matter, Vigier VII, AIP Conf. Proc. 1316, 349 (2010), DOI:10.1063/1.3536446 (2010). [12]
  • J.S. Valentine, Algebra of a Three-fold Symmetry for Fundamental Physics, Conference on Physical Interpretation of Relativity Theory XI, British Society for Philosophy of Science, London (2008), http://www.physicsfoundations.org/PIRT_XI/texts.html. [11]
  • J.S. Valentine, Gravitation in Symmetrical Context of Space-Time, Conference on Physical Interpretation of Relativity Theory X, British Society for Philosophy of Science, London (2006). [7]
  • J.S. Valentine, A Development of “The Fundamental Parameters of Physics”, ANPA 20, Cambridge (1998). [4]

What are we working on now?

There are many 'edges' where this work can be pushed further, but we see some priorities:

  • A new paper, describing the statistics of vacuum flux, particle coherence, gravitation.
  • A deterministic simulation suite, for web.
  • An easy proof of classical gravitation, and observations on effective limits.
  • Reconciling with general relativity, and descriptions of derivations and differences in fundamental assumptions.