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Q & A: Higgs and E=mc2 ?

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Most recent answer: 07/17/2012
Is the Higg's boson and field are responsible for E=mc2, ie that energy and mass are the same thing?
- Anonymous
No.   The Higgs field an esoteric quantum field theory explanation for the breaking of certain symmetries in the mass spectrum of the elementary particles.   The Higgs boson is a manifestation of that field.   Since these fields are inherently relativistically invariant they will obey the usual Einstein relation between mass, momentum and energy:  E2 = m02c4 + p2c2 ,
sometimes shortened to E = mc2.


(published on 07/17/2012)

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