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The Initial Mass Function of Stars: Evidence for Uniformity in Variable Systems

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Science  04 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5552, pp. 82-91
DOI: 10.1126/science.1067524

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  • RE: "The Initial Mass Function of Stars: Evidence for Uniformity in Variable Systems" by Pavel Kroupa - Science 04 Jan 2002: Vol. 295, Issue 5552, pp. 82-91 DOI: 10.1126/science.1067524

    The distribution of stellar masses at the birth of stars is called the Initial Mass Function or IMF. Why does the IMF favour the production of low-mass stars? There is a clue in the report that most planetary systems seem to outweigh the protoplanetary disks (PPDs) in which they formed, leaving astronomers to re-evaluate planet-formation theories. (AstroNews - Astronomy, February 2019, p. 17) Science must always be free to question everything: even the long-established idea that mass is the cause of gravity (by, according to General Relativity, warping and curving space-time). (A. Einstein, “Feldgleichungen der Gravitation” [“The Field Equations of Gravitation“] - Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Sitzungsberichte, 1915 [part 2], 844–847) Exploration of the reverse, that gravity forms mass, sounds absurd to modern science. Yet, it has the potential to explain planet formation and the IMF.

    This inverse mass-gravity relation uses the well-accepted idea that the universe is described mathematically, being flexible enough to extend that notion and suggest the universe IS maths. It could be produced by binary digits (base-2 maths) and topology, and the gravity that is the warping of space-time could interact with electromagnetism to form the quantum spin of matter particles (½) via vector-tensor-scalar geometry’s photonic spin of 1 being divided by the gravitonic spin of 2. This geometric attempt at understanding gravity may be seen as related to 4 earlier theor...

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