[FoRK] A unified theory of Nambu-Goldstone bosons

Joseph S. Barrera III j3 at barrera.org
Mon Jun 11 23:41:02 PDT 2012


Surprised that mention of the Higgs was buried in the 14th paragraph or so.

 > When symmetry is broken spontaneously, new phenomena occur. Following 
the Big Bang, the
 > universe cooled until its symmetry was spontaneously broken, leading 
to a predicted
 > Higgs boson that is now being sought at the Large Hadron Collider in 
Geneva, Switzerland.

Mention Nambu-Goldstone to a particle physics geek and they will 
probably thing of Higgs (and earlier, pions).

http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Englert-Brout-Higgs-Guralnik-Hagen-Kibble_mechanism

t'Hooft has some cute term like "kibble breakfast" for the "eating" process.

Oh and amusing space news about t'Hooft: 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tony-phillips/mars-one_b_1580334.html

- Joe



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