Light Composite Fermions — An Overview

  • Stuart Raby
Part of the Studies in the Natural Sciences book series (SNS, volume 19)


I know that Estia Eichten (in these proceedings), has already discussed one set of rules which describe massless composite fermions and the possible breaking of chiral symmetries. I would just like to spend a few minutes now discussing the status of some rules which have been proposed and also to emphasize a few points. In particular, I will discuss (a) ‘t Hooft’s anomaly conditions1 (and left-right symmetric theories), (b) ‘t Hooft’s decoupling conditions (or persistent mass hypothesis of Preskill and Weinberg2) , and (c) “tumbling”3 vs. no “tumbling.”


Gauge Theory Gauge Group Chiral Symmetry Generation Symmetry Lattice Gauge Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart Raby
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  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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