Could someone help explain how these are related? I kind of understand the Higgs particle/field. It is believed to be the reason why fundemental particles (fermions and bosons) have mass. So, then I read that one of the problems with the Higgs field is that if it is true things should be much more massive than they actually are. The paper I was reading stated that while the Higgs particle would be a nice find, and that many physicists believe to find it, it would be even more important to discover supersymmetry. Which kind of confused me. Ever where I read and on TV they keep talking about the Higgs particle. I don't recall hearing too much about Supersymmetry. I tried reading up on it but just got more confused. Something about how each particle will have a shadow particle that is more massive than the initial particle. If someone has a simple way to explain supersymmetry and how it relates to the Higgs particle I would greatly appreciate it. Also, does this mean that even anti-particles would have a superparticle as well? And are these superparticles believed to be what dark matter is composed of? How does the superparticle become more massive in the Higgs field, but the matter we interact with isn't as massive? Thanks.