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Somebody famous said this. or something like it. Anybody remember who?

does anyone know who Cardone is? or Marrani, or Mignani?

this was posted today 16 May, as an improved version of something they published a couple of years ago.

http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0505134

The electron mass from Deformed Special Relativity

Fabio Cardone, Alessio Marrani, Roberto Mignani

16 pages. Slightly improved version with respect to the published one (some misprints corrected, Ref.s added, Eq.s revised, comments made)

Journal-ref: Electromagnetic Phenomena V.3, n.1(9) (2003), special number dedicated to Dirac's centenary

"Deformed Special Relativity (DSR) is a generalization of Special Relativity based on a deformed Minkowski space, i.e. a four-dimensional space-time with metric coefficients depending on the energy. We show that, in the DSR framework, it is possible to derive the value of the electron mass from the space-time geometry via the experimental knowledge of the parameter of local Lorentz invariance breakdown, and of the Minkowskian threshold energy E_{0,em} for the electromagnetic interaction."

And here is a companion paper, also posted today:

http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0505137

A geometrical meaning to the electron mass from breakdown of Lorentz invariance

Fabio Cardone, Alessio Marrani, Roberto Mignani

15 pages. To be published in the monograph "What is electron?", Apeiron (2005)

"We discuss the problem of the electron mass in the framework of Deformed Special Relativity (DSR), a generalization of Special Relativity based on a deformed Minkowski space (i.e. a four-dimensional space-time with metric coefficients depending on the energy). We show that, by such a formalism, it is possible to derive the value of the electron mass from the space-time geometry via the experimental knowledge of the parameter of local Lorentz invariance breakdown, and of the Minkowskian threshold energy E_{0,em} for the electromagnetic interaction. We put forward the suggestion that mass generation can be related, in DSR, to the possible dependence of mass on the metric background (relativity of mass)."

We live in interesting times

I found 72 papers for Roberto Mignani, going back to 1997

http://arxiv.org/find/grp_physics/1/au:+Mignani_R/0/1/0/all/0/1

mostly in Astrophysics

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