Springer Theses

Electroweak Symmetry Breaking

By Dynamically Generated Masses of Quarks and Leptons

Authors: Smetana, Mgr.Adam

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by Charles University in Prague
  • Presents a robust opinion about the current understanding of elementary particles advocating dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking
  • Includes a valuable appendix presenting various approximate methods of solving the Schwinger–Dyson equations
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With this thesis the author contributes to the development of a non-mainstream 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.

After 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.

Even though, in the past, this type of models has already been of some interest, following the discovery of the Standard-Model-like Higgs particle, it is regaining its relevance.

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.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Book Subtitle
By Dynamically Generated Masses of Quarks and Leptons
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07073-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07073-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07072-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38386-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 172
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
Topics