Mass hierarchy problem

  1. what is mass hierarchy problem.i have some idea of solving this ,i can do lot of mathematics but i want to understand fine tuning,and i want why supersymmetry is prefered to solve mass hierarchy problem
     
  2. jcsd
  3. The mass hierarchy problem asks one simple question: Why are the masses of ordinary particles almost negligible compared to the Planck mass? I don't know the answer
     
  4. marcus

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    Frank Wilczek had a series of 3 articles in "Physics Today" around 2001
    that dealt with that
    (only in a speculative way
    because it is an unsolved problem
    but as he is a majorleague theorist with very broad clear vision
    it can still be enlightening to read his opinions
    you can learn something although the answer is not known)

    I think you can find it by googling Wilczek and the title
    "Scaling Mount Planck"

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    Shakeel, maybe you can tell me something about the mass h. problem.
    You may already have made some progress.
    Wilczek poses the question of why the planck mass is a big number (13 quintillion, 13 x 1018) times the proton mass

    or why the proton mass is so small in natural units---- 1/(13 quintillion) of the planck mass.

    and he tries to conjecture some explanation for this, but I think without
    presuming supersymmetry

    do you have some idea of how people now explain this?
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2004
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