International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 109–114 | Cite as

Higgs field and a new scalar-tensor theory of gravity

  • H. Dehnen
  • H. Frommert
  • F. Ghaboussi


The combination of Brans and Dicke's idea of a variable gravitational constant with the Higgs-field mechanism of elementary particle physics results in a new theory of gravity. Einstein's theory is realized after symmetry breaking in the neighborhood of the Higgs-fleld ground state.


Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Symmetry Breaking Particle Physic 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Bergmann, P. G. (1968).International Journal of Theoretical Physics,1, 25.Google Scholar
  2. Brans, C., and Dicke, R. (1961).Physical Review,124, 925.Google Scholar
  3. Dehnen, H.,et al. (1990).International Journal of Theoretical Physics,29, 537.Google Scholar
  4. De Witt, B. S. (1979). The formal structure of quantum gravity, inRecent Developments in Gravitation (M. Levy and S. Deser, eds.), Plenum Press, New York, p. 300.Google Scholar
  5. Eckhardt, D. H.,et al. (1988).Physical Review Letters,60, 2567.Google Scholar
  6. Einstein, A. (1917).Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Berlin, p. 142, §2.Google Scholar
  7. Einstein, A. (1973).Grundzüge der Relativitätstheorie, F. Vieweg, Braunschweig, p. 98.Google Scholar
  8. Fischbach, E.,et al. (1986).Physical Review Letters,56, 3.Google Scholar
  9. Jordan, P. (1955).Schwerkraft und Weltall, F. Vieweg, Braunschweig.Google Scholar
  10. Sanders, R. H. (1986).Astronomy and Astrophysics,154, 135.Google Scholar
  11. Wagoner, R. V. (1970).Physical Review D,1, 3209.Google Scholar
  12. Zee, A. (1979).Physical Review Letters,42, 417.Google Scholar
  13. Zee, A. (1980).Physical Review Letters,44, 703.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Dehnen
    • 1
  • H. Frommert
    • 1
  • F. Ghaboussi
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität KonstanzKonstanzGermany

Personalised recommendations