# Dynamics of Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in the Weinberg-Salam Theory

@article{Susskind1979DynamicsOS, title={Dynamics of Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in the Weinberg-Salam Theory}, author={L. Susskind}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={1979}, volume={20}, pages={2619-2625} }

We argue that the existence of fundamental scalar fields constitutes a serious flaw of the Weinberg-Salam theory. A possible scheme without such fields is described. The symmetry breaking is induced by a new strongly interacting sector whose natural scale is of the order of a few TeV.

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