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    Do we know its a Higgs?

    Oh, I think I get it. That's amazing. So we are measuring behaviors, which match predictions with other particles, etc. The proportionality to a particles mass and it's interaction with the higgs was something I didn't know was being measured!! I know this is all new, it will be fascinating...
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    Do we know its a Higgs?

    I'm pretty sure I believe the results that there is a new particle. If the community at large is excited, then I'm excited. I guess the thrust of my question has more to do with wether or not this new particle, in fact, provides mass to particles that would otherwise be wizzing around at the...
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    Do we know its a Higgs?

    Thank you, that is an excellent answer. I do believe the data as published is proof of something, it just seemed to me that perhaps there is some other force (perhaps unknown: like an inflaton) that would produce the same results as far as spin, charge, mass, etc. Obviously, I'm not up-to date...
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    Do we know its a Higgs?

    Is there any possibility that CERN has discovered a particle that appears like a Higgs, but simply could be some other particle that has a different function?
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    Hadrons rest mass comes from gluon field?

    Yeah!! That is very exciting!!! Thanks you guys for the great thread. This website has become my favorite site over the past few years! Cheers.
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    Hadrons rest mass comes from gluon field?

    Yes, I think I was wondering if maybe all mass can be seen as arising from massless particles and interactions, within the subatomic particles, a new layer so-to-speak (like preons). I'm assuming that would require a really big particle accelerator to blast apart quarks and leptons. If...
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    Hadrons rest mass comes from gluon field?

    I moved my last question to a new thread, if anyone is interested... Does the higgs mechanism explain the observed masses of sub particles?https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=726183
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    Does the higgs mechanism explain the observed masses of sub particles?

    I was wondering if there are any theories that show how much mass the higgs field gives to each particle and why? I am specifically wondering about the observed masses for each particles rest mass. Does the higgs mechanism give mass in quanta, and if so is there a reason for the amounts?
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    Hadrons rest mass comes from gluon field?

    This is really facinating... So basically, the Higgs simply gives mass to the elementary particles, but this it seems to be somewhat of a technicality with most of the inertial mass arising from interaction energies between particles. I am curious, so then does the mass of the particles...
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    Hadrons rest mass comes from gluon field?

    Hi again. A thought occurred to me... I think I'm assuming that the Higgs field is directly responsible for keeping objects traveling at a constant velocity, and in fact keeping objects from achieving light speed. Perhaps this interpretation is wrong.
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    Hadrons rest mass comes from gluon field?

    Hi. Ok, so I don't understand, if the Higgs is responsible for 'slowing down' particles and giving them rest mass, so that they can stand still and not move at the speed of light all the time, like a photon, I'm assuming this is where their inertia comes from. But if the Higgs imparts inertia...
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    Hadrons rest mass comes from gluon field?

    I am confused on an issue relating to gluons and mass. As I understand it, quarks don't actually have a lot of rest mass. In fact, most of the rest mass found in Hadrons arises from the interactions and energy of the Gluon field between quarks(??). This sounds like GR to me, meaning that the...
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    Can the separation of quarks create new baryon matter?

    I see, therefore... It's not physically possible to increase baryon number by 1 (truly adding to the existing matter in the world, without annihilations). I think I got it.
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    Can the separation of quarks create new baryon matter?

    Interesting... So, creating hydrogen in a lab, is not really feasible is it? It sounds like matter always annihilates in the end. Are there any cases where scientists believe it is possible to create matter from pure energy?
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    Can the separation of quarks create new baryon matter?

    I read recently, that by separating two quarks, once a high enough energy has been introduced, new quark pairs will form. This sounds to me like a meson, being turned into two mesons. I don't know how clear I am on this, but I was wondering... Is the same true for Baryons. If we magically...
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    What's left over after particle collisions, like LHC?

    Hi All, Thanks for the great replies... So, does it ever happen that we are left with more stable baryonic matter than when we started?? I'm curious because I would like to know if sites like LHC can actually produce matter (like hydrogen). I'm wondering if it's possible to ultimately make...
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    What's left over after particle collisions, like LHC?

    I'm curious to know what tends to be 'left over' after particle collisions at sites like LHC. I realize that many different particles may arise, depending on the types of particles used for collision, as well as the kinetic energy put into the experiments. Despite the amazing diversity of...
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