[Mentor's note: Several related threads have been combined into this thread.] --------------------------- I read that Electron is mainly energy so it can easily travel through the higgs field. Muon has a bit more mass than Electron so it experiences friction when it goes past the higgs field. W particle has more mass than the Muon so it is slowed down more than the muon. At last the Quark has almost all mass and nearly no energy so it is slowed down very much and its kinetic energy converts into mass. So does that mean the more the higgs field slows down a particle the more it adds mass to it? The messenger particles that convey the effect of Higgs Field are called Higgs Bosons which are found in the Higgs Field. So where can I find the higgs field? Have the scientists seen the kinetic energy of quarks getting converted to mass? Can matter made up of composite particles acquire mass when moved through higgs field? Does this also mean more massive particles will add more mass to themselves when they interact with the higgs boson? Is what we call the rest mass the mass due to interaction of matter with the higgs boson, since higgs bosons create a drag and that drag is the rest mass?