Scientists behind Sixty Symbols (Ed Copeland, Roger Bowley and Tony Padilla from the University of Nottingham) are doing their best to answer what actually is the Higgs Boson.
Named after Peter Higgs, an Edinburgh University physicist, the Higgs boson is crucial to understanding the origin of mass. The Higgs boson is a hypothetical elementary particle predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. It belongs to a class of particles known as bosons, characterized by an integer value of their spin quantum number.
The Higgs field is a quantum field with a non-zero value that fills all of space, and explains why fundamental particles such as quarks and electrons have mass. The Higgs boson is an excitation of the Higgs field above its ground state.
Experiments to determine whether the Higgs boson exists are currently being performed using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.
Have you no faith in natural selection? Dumb should get itself thinnedï»¿ out over time. Take the US, for example. The pinnacle of the Sciences. The first country founded on Enlightenment principles. The only country founded by Natural Philosophers. Yet, dumb won due the ease of manipulation by the clever and greedy. While other countries now offer free superior education at all levels, the US has disdain for education, and will soon collapse because of it.
More smart people = stability.
Forces involve transition, as a result, there are only four forces recognized by the Standard Model: The Strong Force, the effect varies on quarks, reducing its effect after they get close enough (asymptotic freedom); The Weak Force, which can exchange and disruptï»¿ the structure of quarks; Electro-Magnetic Force, which uses charges to repel or attract charged particles. Gravity, and it is very importanty, Gravity…will be covered after the character limit.
Gravity, which is a force, is the attraction of masses, relative to their distances (inverse square law). Gravity is what happens AFTER a particle has mass. The Higgs boson is the energy exchanged between particles as we generally know them and the Higgs field. The Higgs field is a pervasive tensor, a fancy calculus term to mean it has value everywhere, but that value is just a value, and the interaction with the field is dependentï»¿ on a second mechanism, hence “The Higgs Mechanism.” CharLim
The mechanism is the means by which a particle can interact with the Higgs field. More energy does not equate more interaction. For example, a proton is, subatomically speaking, a significant amount of energy; yet, its interaction with Higgs field is far less significant than that energy might suggest. For example,ï»¿ a top quark, a quark, mind you, something with less energy than the hadrons they make up (like protons), interacts as strongly with the Higgs field as a tungsten atom.
Exactly the point! Why do we do it at the insane price of human carnage and war. Our intelligence evolved to solve problems. Sentient animals as we know it is an awful evolution of what we know as life. We need to end this thing in a dignified manner “not suicide” butï»¿ stop nataling and let this life thing go.