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What is the theory of Higgs boson, or "God particle,"?

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Asked by Joseph Chacko, 05 Jul '12 09:52 pm
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It is about the generation/creation of, `Mass'.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 06 Jul '12 12:30 pm

 
  
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N the Standard Model of particle physics, the Higgs boson or Higgs particle is a hypothetical elementary particle, a boson, that is the quantum of the Higgs field. The field and the particle provide a testable hypothesis for the origin of mass in elementary particles. In popular culture, the Higgs boson is also called the God particle, a name disliked by many scientists.The existence of the Higgs boson was predicted in 1964 to explain the Higgs mechanismthe mechanism by which elementary particles are given mass.While the Higgs mechanism is considered confirmed to exist, the boson itselfa cornerstone of the leading theoryhad not been observed and its existence was unconfirmed. Its tentative discovery in July of 2012 may validate the Standard Model as essentially correct, as it is the final elementary particle predicted and required by the Standard Model which has not yet been observed via particle physics experiments.Alternative sources of the Higgs mechanism that do not need the Higgs ...more
Answered by ashutosh, 05 Jul '12 09:59 pm

 
  
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