Higs Bosson if it is proven is what gives ALL matter its MASS.. pretty damned big deal.
Simplest explination that I have seen and understood is that there is an everpresent higgs bosson field, that everything travels through, and partilces Stick to this field in varing degrees.. this “STICK” is effectively MASS.. the more it sticks to the HIGGS BOSSON field the more mass it has.
For example, a PHOTON has no mass, so it flows through the ever present higgs bosson field with no “resistance”. A Proton however, does have mass, so as it moves through this ever present field it is resisted by the higgs bosson field, and that resistence, gives its mass.
I am not a particle or theoretical physicist, nor do I play one on TV, but that’s what this is all about. WHAT AND HOW MASS exists.
Ain’t it funny, about a century after the “ether” went by the boards, because it was not possible to sense the effects of traveling through it on moving objects like the earth, now we’re talking about this humongous omnipresent crush of Higgs bosons, which does most of what the hypothesized ether was supposed to do, and then some.
...a PHOTON has no mass, so it flows through the ever present higgs bosson field with no resistance.
Is that like saying "it has no mass because it has no resistance and it has no resistance because it has no mass". Circular reasoning or tautology? Maybe I'm missing something but if a photon has no mass because it does not interact with the Bosson field can we truly know that the Bosson field exists? What makes a photon different from other particles which do interact w/ the Boson field? Does the Bosson field occupy all of space/time? If not would that mean such field free space would contain no matter of any kind? Could the Bosson field be manipulated to alter a particle's mass? Since all masses interact to give us the illusion of gravity would fiddling with the Bosson field allow us to manipulate gravity (move ordinary matter at photonic speeds?)...
“...WHAT AND HOW MASS exists.”
Thanks for the simple explanation! I eagerly await the new Higgs Boson miracle weight-loss plan that will surely be advertised on late-night TV.