The physicist Burkhard Heim was a severely handicapped person (blind, hard of hearing, handless). Therefore it was impossible for him to work within a team at an institute. Nevertheless, in 1953 (after he left the Max-Planck-Institute, Goettingen) he privately performed the difficult calculations for the Einstein’s unified field theory and fulfilled Einstein’s dream after decades of lonely work: a complete geometrical description of all forces and a formula for the masses of all elementary particles. The mass formula was programmed and the spectrum of masses was printed in 1982 by physicists at DESY (Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron), Hamburg. This formula yields all known and some unknown masses of elementary particles and resonances on account of the knowledge about the internal dynamics of geometrical structures, without introducing of Higgs-bosons or perturbation calculations.
Until now, Heim’s unified field theory must be considered the most successful one, since in physics there are no better results for the properties of elementary particles as long as physical properties of strings cannot yet be determined. Therefore, it should to be checked by specialists. Since this theory requires exceptional mathematical knowledge, Heim’s theory is only accessible to few theorists. But the many results of this theory which correspond with experiments, in our opinion, justify all efforts of a preoccupation with it – contrary to many other modern theoretical ideas.
The research group Heim-Theory has attempted to call other physicists’ attention to this theory by suitable presentations of Heim’s works.
Today most physicists do not know Burkhard Heim (other than in the late 1950s). The reason is that Heim has waited for a too long time to publish his books and did not care much for a representation of his manuscripts which is sufficient to modern standards. Also the leading physicists with whom Heim worked together (for instance the professors Pascual Jordan, Hamburg, and Richard Becker, Goettingen), deceased long ago. The research group Heim-Theory has dissolved due to advanced age of its members.
Therefore, no physicists believe that a scientist who worked privately and not at an institute could realize such a significant work. Nobody reads his books and no one of the particle physicists takes care of the mass formula. One rather believes in the correctness of the established standard-theories and attempts to confirm these by scattering experiments, or at least to get new insights from them, paying a lot of money.
If Heim’s theory only would correctly predict the interior of elementary particles, would explain the geometrical reasons for all particle-properties and would answer astrophysical basic questions, it would be essential only for physicists – an important theory among several others. But Heim’s theory describes a world view which, in addition, is also of great importance for all men. According to Heim, the mass spectrum is only describable within a world of six dimensions. Therefore, also we men must live in a world with three real and three imaginary dimensions. The two additional dimensions are not – like in Kalzua-Klein theories – curled up in small areas, but they are principally verifiable domains of values of the world. But they are not measurable by physical instruments and have an informational character, since they describe qualitative aspects (meanings) of material organizations. That is the reason why Heim in the last years of his life developed an extended formal logic, in order to describe quantitative as well as qualitative aspects uniformly. Only in this way it was possible to formalize biological and psychological processes (like consciousness) in a 6-dimensional manifold, and therefore also non-physical events. This will have exceptionally far-reaching consequences for all fields of science.