8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

The Beginnings of Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Elementary Particle Theory

10 Aug 2011, 14:00
30m
555 (Rhode Island Convention Center)

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Rhode Island Convention Center

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Speaker

Prof. Gerald Guralnik (Brown University, Providence RI 02912, USA)

Description

I will give a theoretical perspective on the topic of symmetry and symmetry breaking, particularly as the basis of the electroweak theory at the time of the initial formulation and development of the Standard Model. I will also briefly discuss some of these ideas restated in more modern terms.

Summary

The theoretical basis of dynamical symmetry breaking as applied to the standard model is reviewed with a modern perspective.

Primary author

Prof. Gerald Guralnik (Brown University, Providence RI 02912, USA)

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