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- The referenced paper discusses a "rotating lepton model" as a proposed mechanism for generating the mass of hadrons. However, the basic premise looks wrong to me, and I am wondering how it will strike others.

I just came across a 2016 paper [1] that claims to have computed reasonably accurate masses for hadrons using what it calls a "rotating lepton model" and "the relativistic Newton equation". An earlier 2001 paper by two of the same authors [2] appears to be the first introduction of the general type of model they are using.

The basic premise of this model appears to be to postulate that hadrons are composed of ultrarelativistic neutrinos in a bound state generated by their mutual gravitation. Unfortunately, they appear to be modeling the mutual gravitation using Newton's gravitational law with the relativistic masses of the neutrinos simply plugged in. This looks obviously wrong to me, since the source of gravity is not relativistic mass but the stress-energy tensor, and you can't just plug relativistic mass into Newton's gravitational equation and get correct answers.

I'm wondering if anyone else has seen these papers, or similar models, before, and what others' reactions are to the models described in the papers linked to here.

[1] https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/738/1/012080/pdf

[2] https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.09760

The basic premise of this model appears to be to postulate that hadrons are composed of ultrarelativistic neutrinos in a bound state generated by their mutual gravitation. Unfortunately, they appear to be modeling the mutual gravitation using Newton's gravitational law with the relativistic masses of the neutrinos simply plugged in. This looks obviously wrong to me, since the source of gravity is not relativistic mass but the stress-energy tensor, and you can't just plug relativistic mass into Newton's gravitational equation and get correct answers.

I'm wondering if anyone else has seen these papers, or similar models, before, and what others' reactions are to the models described in the papers linked to here.

[1] https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/738/1/012080/pdf

[2] https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.09760