The following year, Peter Higgs and Frangois Englert received the Nobel Prize in Physics in recognition of their work in developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field
, which gives elementary particles mass.
The Higgs field
can be thought of as an omnipresent fluid for all particles to move through.
The discussion begins by pointing out that scientific discoveries, from the Higgs field
to plate tectonics, are all phenomena found in the Bible, setting the stage for a Christian view of the universe which is firmly rooted in scriptural references.
The recent discovery of the Higgs particle of 125 billion electron volts mass establishes the permeation of Higgs field
in the universe.
where H and [PHI] are the SM Higgs field
and the SM singlet scalar field (B-L Higgs), respectively, and the scalar potential is given by
It is thought that after the Big Bang many particles had no mass, but became heavy later on thanks to the Higgs field
. Any particles that interact with this field are given mass.
In addition, the Higgs field
gives mass only to electrons, muons and some other heavy particles [6, 9].
One ubiquitous field, the Higgs Field
, is of particular significance because it imparts mass onto particles as they pass through it.
The phenomenon of mass arises from the interaction of the particles with the Higgs field
. (See Appendix 2.) Different types of particles have different masses because of the strength of their interaction with the Higgs field
In this speculative work dealing with mind and quantum field theory, I subscribe to the notion that elementary fermions (spin-1/2 particles) are massless fields that generate luxons (particles that travel at lightspeed and hence do not experience spacetime) until they interact with the Higgs field
whereby through the Feynman Penrose zig-zag picture they acquire both real and imaginary mass.
For more than 40 years, Higgs and other scientists worked to prove the idea of this Higgs field