Audio / Video

When a Symmetry Breaks

  • 01:11:12

Description

What is common among a magnet, a flounder, a rack of laundry, your heart on the left of your body, and the Higgs boson? The concept of spontaneous symmetry breaking is ubiquitous among many natural phenomena. I'll describe the basic concept and its applications. In particular, the original concepts from Anderson, Nambu, Goldstone, and Higgs do not quite work in many systems that include a magnet on your fridge. I generalize the concept so that it is applicable to all known natural phenomena around us. I will also touch on recent related ideas on dark matter.

Details

Title

When a Symmetry Breaks

Creator

University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Physics

Published

Berkeley, CA, University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Physics, March 18, 2019

Full Collection Name

Physics Colloquia

Type

Video

Format

Lecture.

Extent

1 streaming video file

Other Physical Details

digital, sd., col.

Archive

Physics Library

Note

Recorded at a colloquium held on March 18, 2019, sponsored by the Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.

originally produced as an .mts file in 2019

Speakers: Hitoshi Murayama.

Collection

Physics Colloquia

Tracks

colloquia/3-18-19Murayama.mp4 01:11:12

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