International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 34, Issue 12, pp 2507–2509 | Cite as

Derivation of the mass of the observable universe

  • Joel C. Carvalho


Using solely microphysical arguments, we arrive at an expression for the overall mass of the universe in terms of the constants of nature and the parameters describing the elementary particles. The link between cosmology and the microscopic world is thus highlighted in the spirit of Dirac's large number hypothesis.


Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Observable Universe Microscopic World 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel C. Carvalho
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  1. 1.Departamento de Fisica-UFRNNatal-RNBrazil

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