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  1. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    15 Mar '13 17:08
    http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/14/17314249-higgs-boson-confirmation-boosts-physicists-to-higher-energy?lite
  2. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 Mar '13 04:20
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/14/17314249-higgs-boson-confirmation-boosts-physicists-to-higher-energy?lite
    Take a look at Dasa's take on the Higgs in the spiritual forum
  3. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    16 Mar '13 16:03
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Take a look at Dasa's take on the Higgs in the spiritual forum
    ...wow
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    19 Mar '13 22:47
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    ...wow
    BTW, if the Higgs endows everything with mass, what endows the Higgs?
  5. 20 Mar '13 06:15
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    BTW, if the Higgs endows everything with mass, what endows the Higgs?
    The mass of the Higgs, you mean? The Higgs itself.
  6. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    24 Mar '13 03:45
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    The mass of the Higgs, you mean? The Higgs itself.
    I hear tell it's theorized there could actually be five different Higgs bosons.
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Mar '13 10:04
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    The mass of the Higgs, you mean? The Higgs itself.
    A particle that gives ITSELF mass? That seems illogical. Why don't other particles give themselves mass then? And why would the higgs give itself the exact amount of mass it has? I'm trying to think about the time of the BB when particles are starting to be born. Does that mean the Higgs is the first particle to come out of the froth?
  8. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    27 Mar '13 02:50
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    A particle that gives ITSELF mass? That seems illogical.
    Maybe that's why it's theorized by some that there are several different Higgs bosons. If there are five, say, A, B, C, D, and E, then A could confer mass to B, B to C, C to D, D to E, and....

    E to A!

    Tah-dah!