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I Which particles have mass

  1. Dec 22, 2015 #1
    I'm wonder what particles have mass. Is it true that only fermions have mass and bosons do not? Or is it true that only those partices which have an antiparticle partner are those that have mass? I believe that the higgs boson has mass and does not have an antiparticle partner. Are there others? Or is that a special case?
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2015 #2
    Please read this article:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_mechanism

    in particular, masses of particles are discussed in these sections:
    1.1 Structure of the Higgs field
    1.2 The photon as the part that remains massless
    1.3 Consequences for fermions
     
  4. Dec 22, 2015 #3

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    Or just check the Wikipedia pages of the different particles.
    Feel free to open a new thread if you have questions that cannot be easily answered by a google/wikipedia search, but continuing this thread would be pointless.
     
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