Spontaneously broken spacetime symmetries and Goldstone's theorem

Ian Low*, Aneesh V. Manohar

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Abstract

Goldstone theorem that states that there is a massless mode for each broken symmetry generator, was discussed. The naive generalization of this counting failed to give the correct number of massless modes for spontaneously broken spacetime symmetries. The method of obtaining correct number of massless modes in the general case was explained. Examples involving spontaneously broken Poincare and conformal invariance were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101602
Pages (from-to)1016021-1016024
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume88
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 11 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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