Project

Superconducting properties of strong and weak interactions in a magnetic field

Duration
01 May 2010 → 28 February 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Astronomy and space sciences
    • Classical physics
    • Elementary particle and high energy physics
    • Materials physics
    • Mathematical physics
    • Quantum physics
Keywords
quantum field theory elementary particle physics Yang-Mills gauge theories
 
Project description

We explore the effect of a strong magnetic field on the vaccuum in the electroweak theory, mimicking ongoing research on similar effects for strong interactions. The expected superconducting phase will have effects on accelerator experiments and possibly the early universe and we hope to approach these from a theoretical point of view. Some related is in progress and could be conducted parallel.