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WSC - Not all matter is made of fermions. Things such as helium-4 and carbon-12 are bosons, and there are are many other composite particles and molecules that are actually composite bosons. Any composite particle with an even number of fermions, and thus with an integer value of spin, is boronic, which to me seems a little moronic. I imagine that you are ...


It's pretty darn difficult to describe quantum field theory without technical details but here goes nothing. What we want is some field, $\phi$, which satisfies the equations associated with a scalar (spin 0) fields such as the Higgs. One such equation is the Klein-Gordon equation, which is related to the relationship between energy, momentum and mass found ...

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