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Split: what is Mass?
« Reply #25 on: 09/07/2011 21:59:43 »
So many tough questions! I love it! At last someone is making me think. Let me answer one question at a time, though.

But if there is no Higgs boson?

I haven't formally taken a course in particle physics since 1968. My profs back then were behind the times and didn't have a clear understanding of even special relativity. Most of what I know of the standard model of particle physics comes from a series of videos which I borrowed from my local library.

I said earlier that I'm not sure there is a Higgs boson. I might change my mind if I had a clearer idea what a boson is. Looking at a table of bosons, some of them don't appear to fit my concept of "particle". To coin an analogy from football, some of those bosons look more like plays than players.

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