Foundations of Physics

, Volume 24, Issue 9, pp 1305–1327

A unified conformal model for fundamental interactions without dynamical Higgs field

  • Marek Pawłowski
  • Ryszard Raczka
Part II. Invited Papers Dedicated to Constantin Piron


A Higgsless model for strong, electroweak and gravitational interactions is proposed. This model is based on the local symmetry group SU(3)×SU(2)L×U(1)×C,where C is the local conformal symmetry group. The natural minimal conformally invariant form of total Lagrangian is postulated. It contains all standard model fields and gravitational interaction. Using the unitary gauge and the conformal scale fixing conditions, we can eliminate all four real components of the Higgs doublet in this model. However, the masses of vector mesons, leptons, and quarks are automatically generated and are given by the same formulas as in the conventional standard model. In this manner one gets the mass generation without the mechanism of spontaneous symmetry breaking and without the remaining real dynamical Higgs field. The gravitational sector is analyzed, and it is shown that the model admits in the classical limit the Einsteinian form of gravitational interactions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marek Pawłowski
    • 1
  • Ryszard Raczka
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Soltan Institute for Nuclear StudiesWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Natural and Humanistic SciencesInternational School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)TriesteItaly

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