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Higgs mechanism is not the universal mass-responsible detail, but the ultimate. Other mechanisms could give you large quantities of mass - and in fact they do - but there is still some part which they are unable to explain. And that's why the Higgs mechanism is needed. Numbers for you: For the atom of hydrogen: Total mass - about 1 GeV Electromagnetic ...
A particle physicist told me that Higgs fields explains just a small part of the mass, while most of the mass is due to the energy binding de protons in the nucleus (which is described using QCD). So I think that what the video says is right.
Glad to see enthusiasm. I'm sad to say you've been let down by the popular press. Here's the word from a real life particle physicist: I would be very much happy and grateful to know if someone can explain me a little about the relation between Higgs Boson and Force of Gravitation(Gravitons if exists). There is none. The Higgs field gives mass to some ...
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