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The Higgs field
Particle Physics 2: Standard Model (Winter, 2010)
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Particles fields and forces
Quantum chromodynamics
Group theory – part 1
Group theory – part 2
Gauge fields and symmetry
The weak interaction
Spontaneous symmetry breaking and Goldstone bosons
The Higgs field
The Higgs field and fermions
Renormalization and the running of coupling constants
March 1, 2010
The Goldstone boson gets eaten, giving mass to the gauge boson via the Higgs field.
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Spontaneous continuous symmetry breaking
Local variation of gauge invariance - Goldstone bosons
The Higgs particle
Covariant derivative