O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name
in all the earth!
(David, The Bible , Psalm 8:9 )
Eternel, notre Seigneur!
Que ton nom est magnifique
sur toute la terre!
(David, La Bible, Psaume 8:9
Ph.D. thesis, University of Konstanz, Hartung-Gorre, Konstanz (1996). [English]
This thesis treats the subject of Higgs-theory and gravity.
My master project was already concerned with the basics of gauge theories.
Especially with respect to (w.r.t.) the Higgs-mechanism, Dirac's matrices
taken as fields proved to be the key tool and the results motivate this
Something that convinced me in the course of my work most was the overcoming of an initial nonmetricity which was one of our first serious obstacles and that simultaneously the initial limit w.r.t. the range of the Higgs-gravity disappeared. Whether this theory will survive all other obstacles still posed to it, like the nonlinear extension, its quatization, etc. is not yet clear.
Let me point to a fascinating feature which may help explain one mystery nature still holds to be unlocked. In our present theory the fundamental field describing microscopic gravity itself is also the Higgs-field. If this holds true even after a future unification with the electro-weak theory is performed then the nature of the famous, but not yet discovered, Higgs particle would, finally, have been revealed.
In this thesis the reader will find either in the text or in the footnotes cross references also pointing to sections and equations still ahead. In general these cross references should not be necessary to understand the present text and may be ignored. I introduced them mainly to assist the reader in discovering the "links of thought" amongst the various aspects of this exposition on the spin gauge theory of gravity.