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Lecture Notes (Scuola Normale Superiore)

Symmetry Breaking in the Standard Model

A Non-Perturbative Outlook

Authors: Strocchi, Franco

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  • Provides a non-perturbative approach to the symmetry breaking in the standard model
  • Clarifies the empirical meaning of global and local gauge symmetries
  • Reproduces a series of lectures given at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa) in 2017/2018
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The book provides a non-perturbative approach to the symmetry breaking in the standard model, in this way avoiding the critical issues which affect the standard presentations. The debated empirical meaning of global and local gauge symmetries is clarified. The absence of Goldstone bosons in the Higgs mechanism is non-perturbatively explained by the validity of Gauss laws obeyed by the currents which generate the relatedglobal gauge symmetry. The solution of the U(1) problem and the vacuum structure in quantum chromodynamics (QCD) are obtained without recourse to the problematic semiclassical instanton approximation, by rather exploiting the topology of the gauge group.

About the authors

Franco Strocchi is Senior Research Fellow of INFN (National Institute for Nuclear Research) in Pisa, Italy.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

Table of contents (3 chapters)
  • Spontaneous symmetry breaking

    Pages 1-23

    Strocchi, Franco

  • Breaking gauge symmetries. Higgs mechanism

    Pages 25-66

    Strocchi, Franco

  • The U(1) problem in QCD

    Pages 67-99

    Strocchi, Franco

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eBook 16,04 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Symmetry Breaking in the Standard Model
Book Subtitle
A Non-Perturbative Outlook
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes (Scuola Normale Superiore)
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Edizioni della Normale
Copyright Holder
Edizioni della Normale
eBook ISBN
978-88-7642-660-5
DOI
10.1007/978-88-7642-660-5
Softcover ISBN
978-88-7642-659-9
Edition Number
1
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