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Electroweak Symmetry Breaking

By Dynamically Generated Masses of Quarks and Leptons

Book

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Adam Smetana
    Pages 1-16
  3. Adam Smetana
    Pages 17-28
  4. Adam Smetana
    Pages 29-57
  5. Adam Smetana
    Pages 59-81
  6. Adam Smetana
    Pages 83-126
  7. Adam Smetana
    Pages 127-129
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 131-172

About this book

Introduction

With this thesis the author contributes to the development of a nonmainstream

but long-standing approach to electroweak symmetry breaking

based on an analogy with superconductivity. Electroweak symmetry

breaking is assumed to be caused by dynamically generated masses of

typical fermions, i.e., of quarks and leptons, which in turn assumes a new

dynamics between quarks and leptons. Primarily it is designed to generate

fermion masses, and electroweak symmetry breaking is an automatic

consequence..

the summary of the topic, the first main part of the thesis addresses

the question as to whether the masses of known quarks and leptons provide

sufficiently strong sources of electroweak symmetry breaking. It is

demonstrated that neutrino masses subject to the seesaw mechanism are

indispensable ingredients. The other two parts of the thesis are dedicated

to the presentation of two particular models: The first model is based on

the new strong Yukawa dynamics and serves as a platform for studying

the ability to reproduce fermion masses. The second, more realistic model

introduces a flavor gauge dynamics and its phenomenological consequences

are studied.


Although interest in this type of model has waxed and waned over the

years, following the discovery of the Standard-Model-like Higgs particle,

it is regaining its relevance.

Although interest in this type of model has waxed and waned over the

years, following the discovery of the Standard-Model-like Higgs particle,

it is regaining its relevance.

Although interest in this type of model has waxed and waned over the

years, following the discovery of the Standard-Model-like Higgs particle,

it is regaining its relevance.

Keywords

Broken Lepton Number Dynamical Symmetry Breaking Electroweak Symmetry Breaking Flavor Gauge Dynamics Flavor Gauge Dynamics Horizontal Symmetry Neutrino Condensation Solving Schwinger–Dyson Equations Strong Yukawa Dynamics Top-quark Condensation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of theory and modelingInsititute of Experimental and Applied physicsPraha 2Czech Republic

About the authors

Adam Smetana received his Master's degree in nuclear and sub-nuclear physics at the Charles University in Prague. He continued there with his post-graduate studies under the leadership of Prof. Jiří Hošek and received his Ph.D. degree in 2013. He started by studying the dense and cold QCD matter, but later his main focus turned to the topic of the electroweak symmetry breaking. Elaborating beyond-Standard models of the dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking has recently led him into the field of neutrino physics.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
  • Book Subtitle By Dynamically Generated Masses of Quarks and Leptons
  • Authors Mgr.Adam Smetana
  • Series Title Springer Theses
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Theses
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07073-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-07072-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38386-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-07073-5
  • Series ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 172
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
    Mathematical Methods in Physics
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