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Origin of inertial mass

  1. Jul 17, 2009 #1
    A favourite - good grief no. I don’t even understand some of the Higgsless models. I’m not a theoretical physicist. For one thing, my maths isn’t up to it. No, it’s more of an unease with the Standard Model, even though the Standard Model has good agreement between experiment and theory in the electroweak interactions. See: arXiv:hep-ph/0510385v1.
    Was the symmetry spontaneously broken by a phase change type of effect as the cosmos cooled. we think so. Was it an ‘extra dimensional ‘ mediation ? Who knows.
    The broken symmetry that makes W- W+ Z massive while the photon is massless may be resolved at, what ? How many TeV. Do we then need new physics ? Is the Higgs light ?
    Maybe the new CERN collider will find some of the SUSY particles, maybe not. What will that tell us ?
    Is MSSM the best bet ? It has a dark matter candidate. Or maybe it’s the NMSSM ?
    I’ll wait and see, it shouldn’t be long now.
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