An Alternative view on the electroweak interactions

  title={An Alternative view on the electroweak interactions},
  author={Xavier Calmet},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics A},
  • X. Calmet
  • Published 23 August 2010
  • Physics
  • International Journal of Modern Physics A
We discuss an alternative to the Higgs mechanism which leads to gauge invariant masses for the electroweak bosons. The key idea is to reformulate the gauge invariance principle which, instead of being applied as usual at the level of the action, is applied at the level of the quantum fields. In other words, we define gauge invariant quantum fields which are used to build the action. In that framework, the Higgs field is not necessarily a physical degree of freedom but can merely be a dressing… 
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