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Old 24-08-2011, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by renormalised View Post
Highly unlikely, but not out of the realms of possibility. Something I don't think having to hand back a Nobel Prize is called for. They didn't deliberately falsify their work or make any other misrepresentations. They may have the general premise of the EW Theory correct, just not the specifics in so far as the Higgs mechanism is concerned .
The theory is completely wrong if the Higgs mechanism doesn't exist.
The Electroweak theory is built on a Higgs mechanism for symmetry breaking.
The masses of the W and Z bosons could not be predicted without a Higgs mechanism.


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