Common questions

Is the Higgs boson an elementary particle?

Is the Higgs boson an elementary particle?

What’s the Higgs boson? The Higgs boson is a key particle within the Standard Model, the theory that describes the known elementary particles and the ways they interact.

What is the Higgs boson particle in simple terms?

The Higgs boson is the fundamental particle associated with the Higgs field, a field that gives mass to other fundamental particles such as electrons and quarks. A particle’s mass determines how much it resists changing its speed or position when it encounters a force. Not all fundamental particles have mass.

Have they found Higgs boson yet?

Now, researchers using ATLAS and CMS at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland have found evidence for a rare Higgs boson decay in which the subatomic particle decays into one photon and two leptons, a type of elementary particle that can be charged or neutral.

Why is the Higgs boson particle so important?

The Higgs boson particle is so important to the Standard Model because it signals the existence of the Higgs field, an invisible energy field present throughout the universe that imbues other particles with mass. Since its discovery two years ago, the particle has been making waves in the physics community.

What does Higgs boson prove?

What does the Higgs boson prove?

What can we do with the Higgs boson?

In the Standard Model, the Higgs boson has a number of indirect effects; most notably, Higgs loops result in tiny corrections to masses of W and Z bosons . Precision measurements of electroweak parameters, such as the Fermi constant and masses of W/Z bosons, can be used to calculate constraints on the mass of the Higgs.

Does the Higgs boson really exist?

Higgs particles, also known as the Higgs Boson, are units that have been theorized in particle physics but, as of yet, have not been proven to exist. They are sometimes referred to as the God Particle because they are thought to be all around us, yet nearly undetectable.

What are some interesting facts about the Higgs boson?

The Higgs boson gets its mass just like other particles-from its own interactions with the Higgs field.

  • There may be more than one Higgs boson.
  • it is only responsible for giving a proton about 10% of its mass.
  • Will the Higgs boson destroy the universe?

    The Higgs boson is not dangerous and will not destroy the universe . The Higgs boson is a type of particle, a little ripple in the Higgs field. [See here for the Higgs FAQ .]