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The Higgs Mechanism with Diagrams: a didactic approach

by Jochem Kip, Ronald Kleiss

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Jochem Kip
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Preprint Link:  (pdf)
Date submitted: 2024-04-22 09:40
Submitted by: Kip, Jochem
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Lecture Notes
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Academic field: Physics
  • High-Energy Physics - Theory
Approach: Theoretical


We present a pedagogical treatment of the electroweak Higgs mechanism based solely on Feynman diagrams and S-matrix elements, without recourse to (gauge) symmetry arguments. Throughout, the emphasis is on Feynman rules and the Schwinger-Dyson equations; it is pointed out that particular care is needed in the treatment of tadpole diagrams and their symmetry factors.

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