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Inertial spontaneous symmetry breaking and quantum scale invariance

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Weyl invariant theories of scalars and gravity can generate all mass scales spontaneously, initiated by a dynamical process of "inertial spontaneous symmetry breaking" that does not involve a potential. This is dictated by the structure of the Weyl current, $K_\mu$, and a cosmological phase during which the universe expands and the Einstein-Hilbert effective action is formed. Maintaining exact Weyl invariance in the renormalised quantum theory is straightforward when renormalisation condition...

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University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Astrophysics
Oxford college:
Oriel College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Theoretical Physics
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pubs:821715
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