Department of Physics and Astronomy

Seminar: Can the vector be a Goldstone boson?

  • Date: 14 March, 13:45
  • Location: A73121
  • Lecturer: Diederik Roest (Groningen)
  • Contact person: Fabrizio Nieri
  • Seminarium
Non-linear symmetries for scalars play an important role in many fields of physics, including cosmology. We will provide a pedagogical review of the scalar case, and then turn towards the fermion and the vector: can one realize similar non-linear symmetries on these fields? In the vector case, we will investigate this question from a number of perspectives, including coset constructions and generalized geometry.