Europhys. Lett.
Volume 63, Number 5, September 2003
Page(s) 635 - 641
Section General
Published online 01 November 2003
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2003-00575-8
Europhys. Lett., 63 (5) , pp. 635-641 (2003)

Questioning the quark model. Strong interaction, gravitation and time arrows. An approach to asymptotic freedom

G. Basini1 and S. Capozziello2

1  Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN Via E. Fermi, C.P. 13, I-00044 Frascati (Roma) Italy
2  Dipartimento di Fisica "E. R. Caianiello" and INFN (Sezione di Napoli) Università di Salerno - I-84081 Baronissi (SA), Italy

(Received 4 June 2003; accepted 19 June 2003)

Asymptotic freedom, as a natural result of a theory based on a general approach, derived by a new interpretation of phenomena like the EPR paradox, the black-hole formation and the absence of primary cosmic antimatter is presented. In this approach, conservation laws are considered always and absolutely valid, leading to the possibility of topology changes, and recovering the mutual influence between fundamental forces. Moreover, a new consideration of time arrows leads to asymptotic freedom as a necessary consequence. In fact, asymptotic freedom of strong interactions seems to be a feature common also to gravitational interaction, if induced-gravity theories are taken into account and a symmetric-time dynamics $(t\rightarrow\pm\infty)$ is recovered in the light of a general conservation principle.

03.65.Ta - Foundations of quantum mechanics; measurement theory.
04.50.+h - Gravity in more than four dimensions, Kaluza-Klein theory, unified field theories; alternative theories of gravity.

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