# Tag Info

### Mass terms for scalar lagrangians?

I'm a little rusty on this (since 2008, it's 2022) and I am not an expert, but a vector boson should have a field $A^\mu$ or $G_a^\mu$ depending whether it's a photon or a gauge boson, where the $\mu$ ...

### How (if) are the Higgs scalar and the $W/Z$ vectors related (apart from interaction)?

To the best of anybody's knowledge, the mass of the Higgs, $O(\sqrt{\lambda}v)$, and the masses of the gauge bosons, $O(gv)$, generated by the Higgs mechanism, are absolutely unrelated in the SM. ...
• 47.3k

### Are the particles in the zero-energy Higgs field real or virtual?

Do not confuse the concept of a field in the quantum field theory of particle physics, the standard model, with the particles that creation and annihilation operators create and annihilate on those ...
• 221k
Accepted

• 25.8k