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    Gauge Invariant Accounts of the Higgs Mechanism.Ward Struyve - 2011 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 42 (4):226-236.
    The Higgs mechanism gives mass to Yang-Mills gauge bosons. According to the conventional wisdom, this happens through the spontaneous breaking of gauge symmetry. Yet, gauge symmetries merely reflect a redundancy in the state description and therefore the spontaneous breaking can not be an essential ingredient. Indeed, as already shown by Higgs and Kibble, the mechanism can be explained in terms of gauge invariant variables, without invoking spontaneous symmetry breaking. In this paper, we present a general discussion of such gauge invariant (...)
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  2. Synopsis and Discussion: Philosophy of Gauge Theory.Gordon Belot, John Earman, Richard Healey, Tim Maudlin, Antigone Nounou & Ward Struyve - manuscript
    This document records the discussion between participants at the workshop "Philosophy of Gauge Theory," Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, 18-19 April 2009.
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    On Epstein's Trajectory Model of Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics.Ward Struyve - 2010 - Foundations of Physics 40 (11):1700-1711.
    In 1952 Bohm presented a theory about non-relativistic point-particles that move deterministically along trajectories and showed how it reproduces the predictions of standard quantum theory. This theory was actually presented before by de Broglie in 1926, but Bohm’s particular formulation of the theory inspired Epstein to come up with a different trajectory model. The aim of this paper is to examine the empirical predictions of this model. It is found that the trajectories in this model are in general very different (...)
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    Review of Gauging What's Real: The Conceptual Foundations of Gauge Theories. [REVIEW]Ward Struyve - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010.
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    Review of Richard Healey, Gauging What's Real: The Conceptual Foundations of Gauge Theories[REVIEW]Ward Struyve - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (4).
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    The Causal Theory Revisited.Ward Struyve - 2010 - Metascience 19 (2):243-246.
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