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Question about higgs boson

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  1. Apr 13, 2013 #1
    I admit I am pretty much completely baffled by the concept of an additional particle being required to "give" other particles mass, but I would like to ask a simple question.

    given the extremely large amount of energy required to generate a higgs boson, how can such a particle come into play at the normal energy levels of everyday particle interaction, or during the quite low energy levels of gravitational effects?

    also, given that the standard model is a field theory, rather than a particle theory, how is the higgs field correlated with the very massive higgs particle which supposedly mediates the field?

    thanks for anything that might help clarify some of this in my head...
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2013 #2
    I want to clarify one thing: It is the Higgs FIELD not the Higgs PARTICLE that give other particles mass. As for the rest of your question I am wondering about similar things.
     
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