The Origin of Mass

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 839)


The time has come to finally address a central problem left pending in the discussion of the standard model carried out in Chap. 5: how particle masses can be generated preserving gauge invariance. We apply the Brout–Englert–Higgs mechanism introduced in Chap. 7 to solve the problem of mass in the electroweak theory.


Higgs Boson Gauge Group Yukawa Coupling Gauge Invariance Vector Boson 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Theory Unit, Physics DepartmentCERNGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Departamento de Física FundamentalUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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