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So I've decided to give up trying. Who's with me?
We have been unable to identify the particle scene in the image below.
We have conceded that iron is present and research is needed to solve all the clues.
Meeting and greeting requires your presence, the funding will come and we all can resume.
We've not seen you.
We think you're true.
That's alright then.
I'M WITH YOU
At the end of the day, without it, the universe would just be an infinite number of atoms floating in nowhere. There'd be no stars, no planets, no Lawro etc etc
so I've heard
they have a special cuddle and a Higgs Boson is born...
it's a cure for cancer.
According to the Daily Mail headline from 9th Sep 2012.
course it isn't.
leave it to the professionals.
if the Higgs boson imparts mass to other particles, how does the Higgs itself has mass? Does it act upon itself? How is that possible?
e.g. a photon is massless. But, it DOES have momentum and therefore an associated energy (like the Higgs, which has an energy of 126 or so GeV they found)
photon is only massless at rest. when it travels at the speed of light it has momentum.
but I still can't see how it is that the mass of the Higgs boson can be defined in terms of its momentum, whereas the mass of all other massive fundamental particles need to be defined in terms of a propensity to interact with the Higgs field? Or is that a false dichotomy? I feel like this might be the kinda question where it would really help to have a good understanding of really complex differential calculus...
the atom consists of electrons orbiting around a nucleus (which contains neutrons and protons)
neutrons and protons consist of quarks
there are two forces - the weak and strong nuclear force - which allow the interactions of quarks, neutrons and protons
these forces are controlled by two sub-particles called the W boson and the Z boson. these bosons are massless.
there is also a 'higgs field' which permeates the universe
higgs bosons move between the field and the w bosons and the z bosons and gives them mass via a process that no one is going to understand unless they have done at least a masters and probably a phd as well
Think I'll stick with ignorance.
I haven't got a clue how my telly works. I just press the button and it comes on. That'll do me