Tong's key point in December's 2012 Scientific American is that chiral fermions needed for the weak force cannot be computed in lattice gauge theory.This seems an odd claim unless Wilzcek's QCD for strong gluon-quark force is not at all able to deal with the weak force?So that would mean the quarks in QCD are not chiral?Will some expert please pipe in on this?A Computable Universe" is now available in Kindle edition: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009WG4C34
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Jack Sarfatti shared a link.Yesterday near San FranciscoWhat people do not seem to understand is that the vacuum Higgs field is a Glauber coherent state of off mass shell spin zero Higgs quanta.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coherent_statesIt's actually a virtual time crystal in Wilczek's sense.http://www.technologyreview.com/view/426917/physicists-predict-the-existence-of-time-crystals/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_particleVirtual particles are stabilized frozen into the macro-quantum coherent ground states by P.W. Anderson's phase rigidity. This is distinct from their role as random zero point fluctuations. The latter is analogous to the normal fluid with the former as the superfluid condensate in He4 for example.Gapless acoustic phonons that correspond to transverse crystal distortions seem to be analogous to spin 1 quanta. However, the Lorentz group does not describe crystals in the v/c << 1 limit.Representation theory of the Lorentz group - Wikipedia, the free ...en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representation_theory_of_the_Lorentz_groupThe Lorentz group of theoretical physics has a variety of representations, corresponding to particles with integer and half-integer spins in quantum field theory.Lorentz group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorentz_groupIn physics (and mathematics), the Lorentz group is the non-abelian group of all Lorentz transformations of ..... Twofold coverings are characteristic of spin groups.Why is a phonon a boson?www.physicsforums.com › ... › Atomic, Solid State, Comp. Physics6 posts - 6 authors - Nov 6, 2005Phonons are bosons because of their spin 0 value. A better question would have been : why do phonons have spin 0 ? Their is a really easy ...Goldstone boson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldstone_bosonThe field can be redefined to give a real scalar field (i.e., a spin-zero particle) θ without... In general, the phonon is effectively the Nambu–Goldstone boson for ...You've visited this page 4 times. Last visit: 7/3/12A note concerning the spin of the phononwww.springerlink.com/index/VQ586X9593U5P082.pdfby AT Levine - 1962A Note Concerning the Spin ol the Phonon. A. I). LEVIY~. Wayne State U~dversit! ! - Detroit, Mich. (ricevuto il 12 Luglio 1962). This is a report on work being ...[PDF] Sound-Particles and Phonons with Spin 1www.ptep-online.com/index_files/2011/PP-24-12.PDFFile Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick Viewby V Minasyan - 2011 - Cited by 2 - Related articlesOct 20, 2010 – phonons with spin 1. In this letter, we estimate the masses of Sound Boson- Particles which are around 500 times smaller than the atom mass.Sent from my iPhone[0708.3344] Higgs-mass predictionsarxiv.org1Like · · Unfollow Post · ShareRoosevelt McCarter, Leonardo Varesi and 2 others like this.Jack Sarfatti Other examples:12 minutes ago · LikeJack Sarfatti 2) Static Coulomb field of a point charge q, i.e. e/r potential is a coherent Glauber state of longitudinally polarized spin 1 virtual photons of frequency f = 0 and wave numbers k weighted by 1/k^2 (see Wikipedia on Feynman propagators)10 minutes ago · LikeJack Sarfatti http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PropagatorPropagator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.orgIn quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, the propagator gives the probabil...See More9 minutes ago · Like ·Jack Sarfatti 3) ordinary space crystal ground states are Glauber coherent states of virtual phonons again of frequency f = 0 but now with wave vectors k ~ harmonics of 1/lattice spacings of the unit cell.7 minutes ago · LikeJack Sarfatti Note there are both acoustic and optical phonons. The acoustic phonons are analogous to the gapless Goldstone phase modes. The optical phonons with an energy gap are analogous to the Higgs bosons with mass of 125 Gev.4 minutes ago · LikeJack Sarfatti http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhononPhonon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.orgIn physics, a phonon is a collective excitation in a periodic, elastic arrangeme...See More2 minutes ago · Like ·Jack Sarfatti In the case of the Higgs field, if it is a time crystal then it has a spectrum of frequencies f =/= 0 if it changes in time as well as a spectrum of wave vectors k =/= 0 if it also is inhomogeneous in space. The past and future cosmological horizons provide long wave cutoffs.
a few seconds ago · LikeOn Aug 28, 2012, at 1:19 PM, JACK SARFATTI <email@example.com> wrote:What people do not seem to understand is that the vacuum Higgs field is a Glauber coherent state of off mass shell spin zero Higgs quanta.It's actually a virtual time crystal in Wilczek's sense.Sent from my iPhoneOn Aug 27, 2012, at 8:40 PM, Carlos Perelman wrote:Dear Jack and Tony : Thank you very much for your links. A friend of mine sent me a compilation history of Higgs masses in the link by Thomas Schucker, version 8, 2011 : http://arxiv.org/abs/0708.3344 Best wishes carlos