As a reaction to the very complicated and non-intuitive "Standard Model" of particle physics , I have challenged myself to come up with an easier, alternative model . After many attempts, I seem to have found a keeper! Despite its simplicity, it predicts the elementary charge, 1/2-spin, parity violation and more. It is based on classical physics.
In short, the hypothesis describes an elementary particle as a looping electromagnetic wave. The wave consists of a half or whole number of wavelengths, and for each half number the wave will twist 180° around its travel path. This allows for half-period closed waves, since the Möbius property makes positive and negative amplitudes identical.
In more detail: http://classicalatom.blogspot.com/20...s-protons.html
I have even tried to let the model explain gravitation: http://classicalatom.blogspot.com/20...avitation.html
What do you think? Please challenge the model, or suggest testable predictions! Don't be easy on it