How to Give Chiral Fermions a Mass

開始日時 2021/05/28 17:00
終了日時 2021/05/28 18:00
講演者 Prof. David Tong ( University of Cambridge )
会場 Online (Zoom)
言語 English


Chiral fermions have the property that their left-handed and right-handed components transform differently under some symmetry. Folklore suggests that it is impossible to give such fermions a mass without breaking this symmetry. I'll show, through a number of examples, why this folklore is wrong. In particular, I'll show how one generation of fermions in the Standard Model can get a mass without the need for a Higgs boson that breaks electroweak symmetry.