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Does the Higgs boson give mass to ALL other particles? [duplicate]

The Higgs Field gave mass to other particles via spontaneous symmetry breaking; does this mean it gives mass to all particles that have mass - such as neutrinos, quarks or weak bosons and strong ...
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How does the Higgs boson give mass to other elementary particles like electrons? [duplicate]

So, the nucleus of an atom can be broken to protons and neutrons, and those can be broken down to quarks. Electrons however are a different story, they can't be broken down since they are elementary ...
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How does the Higgs boson work? [duplicate]

How does the Higgs boson give properties to matter such as mass? I understand that the Higgs boson is one of the subatomic particles that gives matter its properties, but how? Thanks
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Higgs field interactions [duplicate]

Where does the Higgs field get the energy which it transfers when some particles interact with it? And how do these interactions give mass to other bodies?
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What role does “spontaneously symmetry breaking” played in the “Higgs Mechanism”?

In talking about Higgs mechanism, the first part is always some introduction to the concept of spontaneously symmetry breaking (SSB), some people saying that Higgs mechanism is the results of SSB of ...
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Can one create mass from energy?

Due to $ E =m c^2 $, one can convert mass to energy. A classic example would be matter/anti-matter annihilation to produce energy (photons, etc.). Can one do the reverse? So could one do something to ...
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Is there an accepted analogy/conceptual aid for the Higgs field?

Is there an accepted analogy / conceptual aid for the Higgs field? In Physics there are many accepted conceptual aids such as * Schrödinger's cat * Maxwell's Demon * I'm sure I'm missing ...
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How does the Higgs field enable masses to attract each other?

Please refrain from quoting general relativity. I'd like to know whether the exchange of virtual Higgs bosons, which are responsible for giving particles their masses, can produce an attractive force ...
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How does Higgs Boson get the rest mass? [duplicate]

Higgs Boson detected at LHC is massive. It has high relativistic mass means it has non-zero rest mass. Higgs Boson gives other things rest mass. But, how does it get rest mass by itself?
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Please explain me how the Higgs boson gives mass to other particles, more detail?

As we know, the Higgs boson gives mass to other particles. But here is onething which is not clear for me. I mean, I do not understand how the Higgs boson gives mass to other particles? Does anyone ...
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Did quantum fluctuations create matter and energy out of nothing?

I found a popular science article explaining that the existence of the Higgs particle can be interpreted to mean that matter and energy are created by quantum fluctuations of nothingness (i.e. the ...
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Nobel Prize 2013: What is it about? [closed]

I would really like to understand Higgs-Englert’s discovery that earned them the 2013 physics Nobel prize. I tried reading their work, but understood nothing of it unfortunately. The reason why I’m ...
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Fermion mass Higgs mechanism

How does a fermion, like an electron, get its mass through the Higgs-mechanism? Can someone explain me this with formulas (Lagrangian)? I know that the Yukawa interaction has something to do with ...
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How does the Higgs field prevent the electron from going the speed of light?

Both the Photon and the Electron are point-like particles. Most massive particles can be thought of "bound collections of massless particles", but the electron assumed to be a "point particle with a ...
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Why is the Higgs VEV called vacuum Higgs condensate?

In this Lubos says that Higgs VEV is also called vacuum Higgs condensate which the term used by Prof. Englert in this video. Since the Higgs field is bosonic, I wonder whether this terminology has ...

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