# Higgs field and a new scalar-tensor theory of gravity

@article{Dehnen1992HiggsFA, title={Higgs field and a new scalar-tensor theory of gravity}, author={Heinz Dehnen and Hartmut Frommert and Farhad Ghaboussi}, journal={International Journal of Theoretical Physics}, year={1992}, volume={31}, pages={109-114} }

The combination of Brans and Dicke's idea of a variable gravitational constant with the Higgs-field mechanism of elementary particle physics results in a new theory of gravity. Einstein's theory is realized after symmetry breaking in the neighborhood of the Higgs-fleld ground state.

## 43 Citations

Cosmological Background in Higgs Scalar-Tensor Theory Without Higgs Particles

- Physics
- 1996

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Solution of the Higgs scalar-tensor theory without Higgs particles for static stars

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- 1997

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- 2010

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- 2007

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Higgs mechanism without Higgs particle

- Physics
- 1993

Until now there has been no empirical evidence for the existence of the Higgs particle, although the Higgs mechanism of symmetry breaking is very successful. We propose a scalar-tensor theory of…

A new scalar tensor theory for gravity and the flat rotation curves of spiral galaxies

- Physics
- 1992

In this paper we reproduce flat rotation curves of spiral galaxies by discussing a scalar tensor theory of gravity which includes the Higgs field as scalar field. The galaxy density distribution is…

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- 2016

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- 2017

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- 2016

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- 2022

In the present paper, we discuss gravitational relaxation scenarios for the electroweak hierarchy problem. We clearly show that modified gravity theory can naturally relax the electroweak hierarchy…

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