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Higgs Boson

  1. Aug 11, 2014 #1
    Hello. I am an amateur. Is a Higgs boson to the Higgs field the same as an Electron(oops boson)to the electric field?

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  3. Aug 11, 2014 #2


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    No, a Higgs boson is to the Higgs field as an electron is to the electron field (not the electric) field. In quantum field theory, a Higgs boson is an excitation ("quantum") of the Higgs field; an electron is an excitation of the electron field. The photon is the particle that is associated with electromagnetic field.
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