Quantum Theory / Particle Physics
August 14, 2018
Since electrons and protons exist we know that they either can be produced or have existed for infinity. The universe, to the best of our knowledge, is electrically neutral indicating that the number of electrons and protons is equal. So, if electrons and protons can be produced, their production rate must be equal to many decimal places. Given the differences between electrons and protons we would not expect this to be the case unless they are produced together in an interaction. The existence of the quantum field of mainstream quantum field theory shows us that energy is available to account for electron and proton production. And, under the particle pair model for the quantum field, a version of the particles already exists allowing for particle production to be a simple conversion process that conserves energy. It is incumbent on physicists to take the question of electron and proton production seriously as humans should be able to understand and replicate electron and proton production.