Attempts at a Geometrical Understanding of Higgs Fields

  • W. Mecklenburg
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Physica Austriaca book series (FEWBODY, volume 23/1981)


I describe a number of attempts for a geometrical understanding of Higgs fields in high (> 4)-dimensional theories.

The ad hoc introduction of Higgs fields in the construction of unified models [1] is widely considered as a very unappealing feature of such theories. However, as the presence of Higgs fields seems to be a necessity one might as well ask for a “good” reason for their presence.


Gauge Group Curvature Scalar Mill Theory Higgs Field Ground State Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Mecklenburg
    • 1
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  1. 1.Internat. Centre for Theor. PhysicsTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Scuola Internat. Superiore di Studi AnvanzatiTriesteItaly

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