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Frederik Creemers  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I just watched the scrapbook episode about the higgs boson.

That made me wonder about Einstein's equation describing relativity: e = mc^2.

In this equation, the amount of energy would go up as the amount of mass goes up.

Does this mean that by interacting with the higgs field, particles also get more energy?

And if so, how can this happen, doesn't a particle need energy to interact with anything in the first place?

So, my question in general is, where does energy come into play in this interaction?

What do you think?
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