Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

If Higgs-matter interaction is weak, can it be altered?

  1. Jul 12, 2010 #1
    I have heard that the coupling between Higgs to matter is weak, that it is a correspondingly weak effect.

    If this is true, is there any way that that effect can be made weaker or stronger? Or asked another way, what is it that sets the magnitude of the level of effect?

  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 13, 2010 #2
    The higgs sector of the standard model have only one free parameter, which is the higgs mass. The coupling to matter is then determined by the masses of the different particles where a stronger coupling give a larger mass.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook