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E HISCOX  asked the Naked Scientists:
   ANOTHER GREAT SHOW.

COULD THERE BE A SMALLER PARTICLE SMALLER THAN THE HIGGS PARTICLE?

REGARDS,

CATHERINE HISCOX,
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD,
HERTS.

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 21/09/2012 02:30:01 by _system »


 

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Re: Is there another particle smaller than the Higgs?
« Reply #1 on: 22/09/2012 00:14:26 »
Is it a 'particle'? Or is it a excitation? If it is a (Higgs)field with excitations is there any limit to the scale those can be at? And what about HUP? I do like 'fields', but I wonder what you should see such a field as, if it both are observer dependent as well as answerable to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle? The one in where all properties can't exist simultaneously, although each one will be measurable if one specifically search for it?
 

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Re: Is there another particle smaller than the Higgs?
« Reply #2 on: 22/09/2012 05:34:03 »
Higgs junior ?  ;)

I would love to come back in a thousand years and be enlightened with what they know then !.......about everything !


Would we not be arrogant to think that the Higgs is the bottom line ?
 

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Re: Is there another particle smaller than the Higgs?
« Reply #3 on: 23/09/2012 10:01:14 »
Shrunk
Higgs junior ?  ;)


Would we not be arrogant to think that the Higgs is the bottom line ?

Not to me. IHMO, they did not discover anything.
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Re: Is there another particle smaller than the Higgs?
« Reply #4 on: 24/09/2012 11:04:13 »
Catherine - absolutely there can!  The Higgs particle is one of the most massive particles of the Standard model - the quarks (except the top quark), the electron (and its buddys the tau and the mu), and the Z0/W+- and the three flavours of neutrino are all less massive than the Higgs.

Its high mass was one of the reasons we had to construct such a large collider to find it
 

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