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Could the Higgs field be displaced to create motion through space?

  1. Jul 8, 2012 #1
    Ok, I never wanted to be the guy posting a ridiculous question on physorg. but here it goes.
    If the Higgs field is everywhere could it be displaced allowing for forward momentum perhaps creating virtual mass in front or behind an object?
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  3. Jul 8, 2012 #2


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    I am highly confident that this is not possible, at least not with the current physics.
    In quantum field theory, all fields "are" everywhere, but you cannot use them to gain momentum in any way.
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