Historical origin of the fine structure constant: Part II: Subtilis structurae constans inversae arboris dei

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In this paper we intend to show in some great medieval works that are indeed or very likely linked to St Stephen's court the central role of the number-archetype 137 organizing "fine structures", together with quaternary and denary proto-Kabbalistic "systems", as a possible primordial image and "model" of the quantum-physical fine structure. This is associated with the four quantum-numbers and the fine structure constant (FSC) concept, in the sense that Jung and Pauli discussed similar problems upon the scientific and spiritual history of the Western Thought.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-196
Number of pages36
JournalActa Polytechnica Hungarica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 22 2011


  • Background processes
  • Fine structure constant
  • Number archetype 137

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