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Proton decay

  1. Sep 10, 2015 #1
    What is so special about the Higgs field that causes protons to decay?
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2015 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Do you have a reference for that?

    Maybe you mean someyhing like:
    https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=-dpeWl3mwNAC&pg=PA33&lpg=PA33&dq=higgs+field+proton+decay&source=bl&ots=95xpQNpenp&sig=OM_8vWPEx-dz9rywvWagCtLyH0c&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCsQ6AEwBGoVChMIrLCp0__txwIVwdimCh2wOg6l#v=onepage&q=higgs%20field%20proton%20decay&f=false [Broken]
     
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  4. Sep 11, 2015 #3

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    That reference is describing a GUT. OP, the Standard Model Higgs does not cause proton decay.
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2015 #4

    Simon Bridge

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    This is why I'd like to see where the question originates.
     
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