What is the Higgs Boson

What is the Higgs Boson

The Higgs Field is said to be a quantum field that exists everywhere in the universe but what is the Higgs Boson particle? 

The current understanding of physics suggests that all fundamental particles act like waves. 

The Higgs field would be a kind of wave-field in space where all fundamental particles travel. 

Then somehow (magically) this field mechanism gives the particles some mass. 

Scientists describe all elementary matter as being massless until it reacts with the Higgs Field. 

The particle that mediates the transfer of mass is called the Higgs Boson.  

I am suspicious of why a field needs to give mass to particles when energy is already equivalent to mass. (E=mc2)

However, this new particle could make the Big Bang reaction easier to understand? 

Imagine no mass during the Big Bang until the fundamental particles formed and entered the Higgs Field.

The unknown Higgs Field of invisible space.

The Higgs Field and the Big Bang

The Higgs Field didn’t exist at the very beginning of the Big Bang. 

Temperatures were much too hot to allow particles to form in the high frequency energy. 

The Higgs Field might not appear until after 10-22 seconds. 

Maybe this is all speculation in order to explain the theory of inflation.

This time delay would allow the energy during the Big Bang to mix together homogeneously. 

Then during the inflation period, this energy was distributed into the universe without mass to slow down the reaction. 

Speeds greater than the speed of light may have been possible. 

The cosmic microwave background (CMB) image shows that the universe was almost even in density and temperature. 

Scientists have wondered how this could have happened. 

However, the CMB  image shows the universe about 380,000 years after the Big Bang. 

What else might have happened before 380,000 years? 

Imagine the size of the universe after expanding at the speed of light for 380,000 years...

It seems that the high frequency radiation was evenly mixed because no particles had formed yet. 

This meant that the energy was able to spread out into space without having mass. 

On top of that, space didn’t have the Higgs Field yet to slow down the movement of massless energy at light speed. 

Once particles formed the Higgs Field added some mass and the inflationary reaction slowed down.

This is only a theory to explain the inflationary period at the beginning of the Big bang.

God Particle found inside the Higgs Field?

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN discovered the Higgs Field by finding a particle called the Higgs Boson. 

When this particle was found they postulated that the Higgs Field exists?

They thought if they can find a particle inside this field then that would prove that the Higgs Field exists. ( how accurate is that statement?)

The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded in 2013 for this work that finally found the Higgs Boson apparently proving that the Higgs Field exists. 

The Higgs Boson particle has been called the “God Particle” because it was the name of a book written in 1993 about the elusive field. 

Did the Higgs Boson fit nicely into the Standard Model of Particle Physics?

Standard model of elementary particles with the Higgs Boson added.

More Information of the God Particle

The Higgs Boson and Higgs field are named after Peter Higgs who wrote about the field theory in 1964. 

He shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics with several people but some of them had predeceased him. 

It was found that the Higgs Boson has a mass of 125 gigaelectronvolts or about 133 times heavier than the proton.

If you have had doubts about the Big Bang as the best answer for Creation, you're not alone. 

There are a lot of articles by the media and even on science sites like Quora that have misleading information. 

Most of these articles by non-scientists are outdated without knowing the latest research. 

I feel that new theories will come out soon and I can say, I told you so.  

The main takeaway is that the Higgs Field played an important part in the Big Bang creation by allowing energy enough time to spread before mass slowed down the inflationary reaction. 

Or is this all crap and the truth is more like the following information below?

The Higgs Field Explained

The popular understanding of the Higgs field is that the universe is full of a quantum field called the Higgs field that gives mass to elementary particles. 

Okay, that doesn’t explain anything to me. Are you feeling the explanation? 

We know that the mass of elementary particles (quarks and gluons) are too small to explain why the mass of protons and neutrons are so heavy. 

A proton has 2 up quarks and a down quark

Held together by 3 gluons.

Turns out the mass of particles is about 99% due to the binding energy or strong nuclear force within particles. 

It basically means that energy is what creates mass, E=mc^2, (like the energy in matter creates gravity). 

All this invisible energy comes from quantum fluctuations between particles. 

Imagine that the Higgs field is a substance (or nothingness) of space itself. 

Empty space has vacuum energy that exists throughout the entire universe.

We are starting to understand that space isn’t empty, it’s a real substance like a container that holds the universe. 

My new idea is that space was created before the Big bang appeared.

For now, let’s not talk about that or what’s beyond this container of space. 

The Container of Space

These 4 spherical shape dimensions make up the physical universe. Space has properties of shape, size, and energy. 

In metaphysics, space is full of an aether that fills the vacuum of space. 

Einstein gave space a cosmological constant to control the size of the universe. This constant tries to explain the value of our expanding universe. 

(ie. some kind of energy is causing space to expand.)

Could it be that the Higgs field is not only in space but is the emptiness of space itself? 

Note: (In future articles, I will discuss the size and shape of the universe and what it’s expanding into.)

If space is the Higgs field how is the Higgs Boson connected? (also known as The God particle

In order to understand the structure of the universe one must understand that various levels of energy or dimensions exist.

Dimensions and the Higgs Field

Dimensions are the tools needed to make a universe.  Erik Lovin 2018

The Higgs field is a field of energy in space ( the vacuum of space)   could it be part of the fabric of space itself, in our case the 3rd dimension?

This field contains energy and matter that formed into particles, that became stars, that became galaxies and planets. It sounds like space itself.

There is a movement or evolution of matter from the 3rd dimension into higher energy dimensions.

The movement of matter travels through space (Higgs field) into Black holes and into other dimensions of the universe. 

Is the Higgs field space itself, but then what is the so-called Higgs Boson? 

Matter and energy move into black holes and into higher energy levels as the movement of matter goes back to the Source of the Big bang. 

Black Holes and the Higgs Boson

I am postulating that the Higgs Boson isn’t a particle of the Higgs field, in that case, the Higgs field is space itself.

I am considering that the Higgs Boson is the energy required to make a quantum size hole into space or this Higgs field. 

Consider that scientists still don’t know what gravity is made of but they think a particle called the graviton is responsible for gravity.

Einstein and others have failed to find a graviton particle that is the carrier of gravity. 

Now scientists are saying that a particle with the energy of 125 GeV is a piece of the Higgs field or a piece of the fabric of space. Really?

Namely, that space is made up of a field of particles and one quantum piece of it is this Higgs Boson. 

I find it hard to believe that space is quantized but maybe its energy is quantized.

Does that mean that the Higgs Boson energy which has zero spin is actually a hole into the fabric of space?

Remember that there is a movement of energy into higher levels or dimensions as matter enters black holes.

This means that the fabric of space itself (Higgs field) is being pulled into black holes.

Energy moves in the fabric of space in our 3rd dimension into the 4th dimension via black holes.

Does it mean space and the fabric of space-time are what we are calling the Higgs field? 

Is Space made of the Hig​gs Field?

The fabric of space has a certain energy value in this dimension but other dimensions would have a different amount of energy. 

There is a vacuum energy in space that can create virtual particles. 

Empty space has a quark/gluon field that can create particles so maybe they could interact during the LHC collider experiments in CERN during the search for a Boson particle.

This new particle called the Higgs Boson was created after 2 years and approximately one million collisions of protons per second traveling at light speed. 

Not a very convincing creation of a so-called new particle.

I am skeptical that the Higgs Boson is a new particle with zero spin. 

In that case, the Higgs field is the same thing as the field of space-time. Call it one or the other.

I ask why is the Higgs Boson so powerful (125 Gev) why is it so difficult to produce and why does it exist only 10^-22 seconds? 

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Is the Higgs Boson a Particle or Energy

If you look at the Standard Model of Elementary Particles, the Higgs Boson looks like it shouldn’t fit into the model. 

If the so-called Higgs Boson is actually a quantum black hole it makes more sense considering the structure of the universe is made of many dimensions. 

Then, the Higgs Boson is the amount of energy of a quantum size black hole that can penetrate the energy barrier into the 4th dimension. 

LHC image of a so-called Higgs Boson particle event.

The energy of a 125 Gev black hole disappears instantly without causing any damage but imagine the power of a supernova black hole…

At any rate, we know black holes have a massive amount of gravity that’s not explained by the mass of the star that created the black hole. 

The original super-sized star had more mass and gravity than the black hole that was created.

Therefore, it seems logical that black holes are portals into the 4th or 5th dimensions where the massive force of gravity leaks into our dimension. (see image above)

The force of this strong gravity is felt in our dimension and is causing the expansion of the universe. 

Important experimental work should focus on proving that other dimensions exist by studying if the Higgs Boson is really a quantum black hole and not a new particle. 

Black holes attract particles as well as photons and neutrinos into the event horizon.

If space is a thing that has energy, could space itself be pulled into black holes?

Would the decreasing space cause the remaining space to accelerate towards the 4th dimension?

Since our 3rd dimension has less than 5% of the total matter in the universe where is the hidden dark matter? 

Everything is explained beautifully if dark matter is hiding in the 4th and 5th dimensions? 

Key Takeaways

We have more questions than answers about the Higgs field and a potential new particle called the Higgs Boson.

If this is not a particle with zero spin then imagine that the 2013 Nobel prize in physics went to a false theory.

Before we can make any ultimate theories we need to know more about gravity, dimensions, inflation, and the properties of space, black holes and dark matter. That’s a lot…

Does the Higgs field even exist? Perhaps it’s part of the quantum vacuum energy of space.

One thing I’m certain of is that the universe is much more than the observable dimension we call the 3rd dimension.

Since black holes and dark matter are real look at the big picture instead of trying to make everything fit inside the 3rd dimension. 

I am committed to finding the ultimate truth of the Universe which is a physical thing and a place where a nonphysical consciousness lives.

Thanks for being here with me and as always be well. 

About the Author Erik Lovin

Erik has a BSc degree and is a retired professional photographer who is now a published author of many books. His passion is understanding how life and the universe work. He is currently blogging about the science of the Big Bang and science in your life. Erik is helping his tribe with questions about the universe. His goal is to help find a theory of everything (TOE). In order to do that, he is trying to prove light has mass and that the fabric of spacetime is a false theory. We are welcoming questions and answers that you might have about the universe.

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