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====== Goldstone's theorem ====== | ====== Goldstone's theorem ====== | ||

- | <tabbox Why is it interesting?> | ||

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- | Goldstone's theorem states that whenever a continuous global symmetry is spontaneously broken, there exists a massless excitation about the spontaneously broken vacuum. Decomposing $\Phi(x)=|\Phi(x) |e^{i\rho(x)}$, $\rho$ transforms as $\rho(x) \to \rho(x) + \theta$. Hence the Lagrangian can depend on $\rho $ only via the derivative = $\partial_\mu \rho$; there cannot be any mass term for $\rho$, and it is a massless field. $\rho$ --- identified as the field which transforms inhomogeneously under the broken symmetry --- is referred to as the Goldstone boson. | ||

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- | <cite>https://arxiv.org/pdf/1703.05448.pdf</cite> | ||

- | </blockquote> | ||

- | <tabbox Layman> | + | <tabbox Intuitive> |

* For an intuitive explanation of Goldstone's theorem, see [[http://jakobschwichtenberg.com/understanding-goldstones-theorem-intuitively/|Understanding Goldstone’s theorem intuitively]] by J. Schwichtenberg | * For an intuitive explanation of Goldstone's theorem, see [[http://jakobschwichtenberg.com/understanding-goldstones-theorem-intuitively/|Understanding Goldstone’s theorem intuitively]] by J. Schwichtenberg | ||

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- | <tabbox Student> | + | <tabbox Concrete> |

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<cite>http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/10.1086/518324.pdf</cite> | <cite>http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/10.1086/518324.pdf</cite> | ||

</blockquote> | </blockquote> | ||

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+ | ---- | ||

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+ | **Examples** | ||

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+ | --> Landau phonons in Bose-Einstein condensates# | ||

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+ | "The Bose-Einstein condensation is characterized by the | ||

+ | breaking of a global U(1) gauge group (acting on the Bose particle field | ||

+ | as the U(1) group of Example 1), as very clearly displayed by the free | ||

+ | Bose gas.5 The U(1) breaking leads to the existence of Goldstone | ||

+ | modes, the so-called Landau phonons, and the existence of such excitations | ||

+ | may in turn indicate the presence of a broken U(1) symmetry" [[https://arxiv.org/pdf/1502.06540.pdf |Source]] | ||

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+ | <-- | ||

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<cite>https://arxiv.org/pdf/1612.00003.pdf</cite></blockquote> | <cite>https://arxiv.org/pdf/1612.00003.pdf</cite></blockquote> | ||

- | --> Common Question 1# | + | <tabbox Why is it interesting?> |

- | | + | <blockquote> |

- | <-- | + | Goldstone's theorem states that whenever a continuous global symmetry is spontaneously broken, there exists a massless excitation about the spontaneously broken vacuum. Decomposing $\Phi(x)=|\Phi(x) |e^{i\rho(x)}$, $\rho$ transforms as $\rho(x) \to \rho(x) + \theta$. Hence the Lagrangian can depend on $\rho $ only via the derivative = $\partial_\mu \rho$; there cannot be any mass term for $\rho$, and it is a massless field. $\rho$ --- identified as the field which transforms inhomogeneously under the broken symmetry --- is referred to as the Goldstone boson. |

- | --> Common Question 2# | + | <cite>https://arxiv.org/pdf/1703.05448.pdf</cite> |

+ | </blockquote> | ||

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- | <-- | ||

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- | <tabbox Examples> | ||

- | --> Landau phonons in Bose-Einstein condensates# | ||

- | "The Bose-Einstein condensation is characterized by the | ||

- | breaking of a global U(1) gauge group (acting on the Bose particle field | ||

- | as the U(1) group of Example 1), as very clearly displayed by the free | ||

- | Bose gas.5 The U(1) breaking leads to the existence of Goldstone | ||

- | modes, the so-called Landau phonons, and the existence of such excitations | ||

- | may in turn indicate the presence of a broken U(1) symmetry" [[https://arxiv.org/pdf/1502.06540.pdf |Source]] | ||

- | <-- | ||

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- | <tabbox History> | ||

</tabbox> | </tabbox> | ||

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