This document really got screwed up by latex2html (although, if you get it set up right it works nicely). Below the highlighted links contain text. If you like you can download the original file in Postscript format (maybe someday I'll bother about PDF). It's 1 year old, so not everything contained therein is up to date. Although, basically I only omitted loop quantum gravity. The chapters on the Standard Model and General Relativity are somewhat of expository nature (apart from the ideas on the Higgs particle, which I'll have to update soon...).

the Structure

of the Vacuum

and

the Dynamics

of Scalar Fields

An Investigation

presented by

jbg

handed in to

Prof. Z. K.

Institute of Theoretical Physics, ETH Hönggerberg, 8093 Zurich

August, 2001

- Contents
- A Note for the Reader
- Abstract and Introduction

- A Critical
Analysis of the Higgs Sector

- Cosmology
in a New Light

- Synergy

- Appendix
- Axions
- Inflation
- Quintessence
- Compactification
- Quantum Gravity (this link is better)
- Non-Commutative Effects
**The Nature of Space and Time***What Does Quantum Theory Tell Us?*

- A Project
*References*- Notes
- Chapter 1 (introduction to string/M-theory)
- Chapter 2
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 4
- Appendix A
- Appendix B

jbg 2002-05-26