C. S. Unnikrishnan. One Good Reason Why Not The Higgs
Submitted on: Jun 29, 2012, 13:50:03
Natural Sciences / Physics / Particle physics
Description: This is a sceptical appreciation of the Higgs solution for providing mass to the fundamental particles within the gauge theory description in the standard model. My reasoned scepticism about the success of the Higgs search at LHC and elsewhere is based on my conviction that the standard model that does not include gravity will not reveal the origin of the charge of gravity. The essential point is that interaction-induced inertia is not the same as the charge of gravity and to qualify as mass it has to play the dual role of inertia and the gravitational charge. The final picture should respect the equivalence principle, at least approximately. Some imperfect analogy with another context of effective mass of the dressed electron in condensed matter is pointed out to support the scepticism.
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