This iTWire.com article is part two of a three-part interview with the author of a cosmological theory called extended Standard Model, or xSM.
The author, European amateur theoretical physicist Stig Sundman, states that an elementary-particle model, which he has dubbed the 'extended Standard Model,' can explain why and how our present universe came to be and how it evolved over its billions of years of existence.
The original (August 10, 2009) iTWire article, which introduced his theory, is entitled 'Predictive Cosmology: Creation's secret revealed in muon-electron mass ratio = 206.768 283'.
The article went into detail about the three forces of nature that govern the microscopic world of elementary particles: electromagnetic, strong, and weak.
The first question-and-answer interview, which appeared December 21, 2009 on iTWire.com, is entitled 'Predictive Cosmology and Standard Model revisited.'
The first Q&A article consisted of a series of introductory questions posed to Stig Sundman about his theory. Some highlights of the first interview were:
'¢ A description of the initial stages of the universe.
'¢ The far-reaching consequences within xSM of the conservation laws of both energy and momentum.
'¢ The crucial role that the 'pressureless momentum equation' plays within xSM.
'¢ Additional predictions and explanations resulting from the xSM theory.
Now, based on his papers and extending the earlier two iTWire.com articles, Stig answers a series of questions about his theory as posed to him by iTWire science writer William Atkins.
Some highlights of this second-of-three-part interview are:
'¢ Gravity as a consequence of the universe's expansion.
'¢ Does xSM theory signal the end of supersymmetry (SUSY), or of superstring theory?
'¢ Could xSM be used to calculate the fine-structure constant alpha (Î±)?
Please note: For people interested in discussing Stig's ideas in more detail, please email William Atkins at william.atkins 'at' itwire.com and he will relay the information to Mr. Sundman.
Page two begins Part 2 of a three-part interview about the xSM theory.