We liken the Higgs Field
to meaning fields, which we assert surround all actors in the international security arena, be they individuals, organizations, subnational groups, or nation-states.
4) Using the Feynman path integral (PI) approach to quantum field theory that includes particles emerging from the vacuum going faster-than-light, I speculate that there are two basic quantum fields: a real Higgs field
capable of generating real positive mass particles (fermions) and an imaginary Higgs field
capable of generating mind-like imaginary mass particles (tachyons).
Physicists at the LHC measured the particle's mass and found its value to be peculiar; it is consistent with the possibility that the Higgs field
in the first moments of the Big Bang was much larger than its "equilibrium value" observed today.
Unknown/incalculable parameters for particle masses are in the Higgs model replaced by equally unknown/incalculable coupling constants to the Higgs field
; the higher the coupling, the larger the mass, while no coupling to the Higgs field
gives massless particles like the photon and gluons.
Clarke said that in his lecture, he plans to explain the Higgs field
as an ocean of energy that permeates the entire universe.
Guralnik had come up with the gist of the Higgs field
in 1962, during his doctoral research, but an adviser forced him to take that portion out, saying "I don't know what's the matter with it, but it's not right.
Just as the photon is the particle associated with an electromagnetic field, the Higgs boson is the particle associated with the Higgs field
, the theoretical field that permeates space and imparts mass to particles depending on how strongly they interact with it.
The shy object of all this attention is referred to as the Higgs boson or the Higgs field
, named for the British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs.
Through this theory particles gain mass by interacting with the Higgs field
that permeates all space.
The Higgs boson, theorized by Scottish physicist Peter Higgs in 1964, is the smallest amount, or quantum, of a wave in the Higgs field
, one of 18 types of fields identified in the now-dominant Standard Model of physics.
The Higgs field
has been described as a kind of cosmic "treacle" spread through the universe.
Immediately after the Big Bang - a trillionth of a second later, to be precise - according to the Model, these particles started interacting with a field called Higgs field
which had permeated the universe by then, consisting of particles known as Higgs bosons.