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Higgs boson? Answered

Does science understand how the Higgs Boson gives other sub atomic particles mass? or is that the next question

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kelseymhBest Answer (author)2012-07-04

Yes. The Higgs boson is a prediction from the mathematics of spontaneous symmetry breaking, as applied to the unified theory of electroweak interactions. I think there are enough keywords there for you find much better explanations than I could write here :-)

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jrh065 (author)2012-07-07

I also like this cocktail party level explanation.

http://www.hep.ucl.ac.uk/~djm/higgsa.html

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rickharris (author)2012-07-04
Nice comic explanation
here

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rickharris (author)2012-07-04

Many thanks people - Science move on!

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lemonie (author)2012-07-04

Yes people understand the theory, that is the interest in getting the proof.

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canucksgirl (author)2012-07-04

According to what I read, "They were unsure if the particle was the long sought-after Higgs boson, of God particle, or something more "exotic". "The next step will be to determine the precise nature of the particle and its significance for our understanding of the universe"... "CERN said positive identification of the new particle's characteristics would take considerable time and data."

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Re-design (author)2012-07-04

Boy you jumped on that one fast!

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