Higgs field

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Higgs field:

see elementary particleselementary particles,
the most basic physical constituents of the universe. Basic Constituents of Matter

Molecules are built up from the atom, which is the basic unit of any chemical element. The atom in turn is made from the proton, neutron, and electron.
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The only way this is possible is if Ant-Man can willingly couple and decouple the Higgs Field and the Pym Field so that he can become his full weight at ant-size when he is packing a punch, and remain lightweight enough to ride a flying ant otherwise.
Higgs field is the field of mass/energy provided by the interacting particles which fills every region of the universe.
In this scalar potential, the SM Higgs doublet and [U(1).sub.B-L] Higgs field develop the VEVs:
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.
So, too, all of us are swimming in the "Higgs field sea." Particles interacting weakly with the Higgs field are less massive, and particles interacting strongly are more massive.
(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).
Scientists believe just after the Big Bang the Higgs field drew together particles which were floating at the speed of light to gain mass and form the universe.
For decades, physicists have theorized that mass might not be an inherent property of matter particles, but rather the effect of their interaction with an almost undetectable quantum field permeating the universe: the Higgs field. A rough analogy would be to picture the field as a fluid, which bestows mass on matter particles by creating a drag on them--with different particles possessing different masses because they encounter more or less drag.
Specifically, the UCLA researchers write, the asymmetry may have been produced as a result of the motion of the Higgs field, which is associated with the Higgs boson, and which could have made the masses of particles and antiparticles in the universe temporarily unequal, allowing for a small excess of matter particles over antiparticles.
According to the standard model of particle physics, the interaction strength between the fermions and the Higgs field must be proportional to their mass.
We now know that an invisible energy field, the Higgs field, stretches across the universe, one that clings to fundamental particles like the proton to give them mass.
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.