Date of Completion

Spring 5-1-2020

Thesis Advisor(s)

Peter Schweitzer

Honors Major



Elementary Particles and Fields and String Theory | Nuclear | Physics


An exactly solvable classical field theoretical model of a stable particle of finite size is studied. The model consists of a "swarm" of matter particles bound by an interplay of three static fields: one electromagnetic field, a massive scalar field, and a massive vector field. The internal forces due to the three fields balance each other to form a stable particle. The model parameters can be chosen such that the described particle has the mass and radius of a proton. The model qualitatively reproduces the pressure distribution inside a proton in agreement with recent experimental findings.