Higgs Boson

Hello. Since the Higgs Boson is responsible for giving sub-atomic particles mass..or any particles there
mass..is there a present understanding of the mechanism by which the field actually does this?

And if there is...is there any artificial way of controlling it? My thinking is that if you could control
the Higgs field you could control whether anything actually has mass in the first place..or how
much mass that something will actually have.

Would it require huge energies or something? Even if it did...what about small scale control?

Thx
SC
 

Avodyne

Science Advisor
1,396
85
Yes. No. Yes. Still requires huge energies, far beyond present (or foreseeable) technology.
 

Physics Forums Values

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving

Hot Threads

Top