November 21st, 2019

лошадь, диаграмма, Фейнман

О механизме Хиггса на учебном уровне

Higgs potential and fundamental physics:

Physics associated with the Higgs field potential is rich and interesting and deserves a concise summary for a broader audience to appreciate the beauty and the challenges of this subject. We discuss the role of the Higgs potential in particle physics, in particular in the spontaneous symmetry breaking and in the mass generation using an example of a simple reflection symmetry, then continue with the temperature and quantum corrections to the potential which lead us to the naturalness problem and the vacuum stability.
Comments: 14 pages, 5 figures
Journal reference: This is the manuscript of the article published in European Journal of Physics 38 (2017) no.6, 065404: