A Statistical Superfield and Its Observable Consequences Academic Article uri icon


  • A new kind of fundamental superfield is proposed, with an Ising-like Euclidean action. Near the Planck energy it undergoes its first stage of symmetry breaking, and the ordered phase is assumed to support specific kinds of topological defects. This picture leads to a low energy Lagrangian which is similar to that of standard physics, but there are interesting and observable differences. For example, the cosmological constant vanishes, fermions have an extra coupling to gravity, the gravitational interaction of W bosons is modified, and Higgs bosons have an unconventional equation of motion. © World Scientific Publishing Company.

author list (cited authors)

  • Allen, R. E.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • May 1997