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The Higgs field and gravity

  1. Jul 6, 2012 #1
    Hi can someone explain to me how the higgs field creates gravity, or how is it related to it? I mean, if the higgs field is responsible for mass, then it should be somewhat responsible for gravity. Right?
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  3. Jul 6, 2012 #2


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    The Higgs is not related to gravity.
    It gives many particles a mass. However, look at composite particles like the proton: most of its mass comes from the kinetic energy of its parts.

    Gravity acts on all energy, and mass is a type of energy. The Higgs is not "responsible" for gravity, it just changes the mass (and therefore the interaction strength) of some particles.

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  4. Jul 6, 2012 #3
    oh! its clear now, thanks!
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