So what IS the Higgs boson?

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So what IS the Higgs boson?by wpjljron.So what IS the Higgs boson?Hank responds to viewer questions, and explains what the Higgs boson particle actually IS. Follow SciShow on Twitter: Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.c.

Hank responds to viewer questions, and explains what the Higgs boson particle actually IS. Follow SciShow on Twitter: Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.c.


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25 Responses

  1. Tetrano Douglas31 March, 2015 at 3:23 am

    could the higgs boson be a fundamental property of space time? hence

  2. Ray medamiedo13 March, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    What if the interaction with this Higgs Boson can’t be measured because
    it’s random?

  3. Ja. L2 March, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Sounds like Aether lol.

  4. James Last26 February, 2015 at 2:26 am

    Still confused gonna watch it again…

  5. Vedavyas Munugoor19 February, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    I’m confused… Hank says that mass is a force. Let’s look at Newton’s
    Second Law.
    F = ma
    F/a = m
    Hence, F ≠ m
    I know I’m understanding this wrong, what’s actually going on here?

  6. Arianna Luncford15 February, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Weird.. If everything felt a tiny push from us creating a higgs particle,
    including the occupants of Earth and other planets xD Scientists from other
    worlds make headlines like “Scientists desperately try to uncover the
    source of THE PUSH, expected to have originated from other solar systems,
    we are now investigating the source” “THE PUSH! an aftershock of the Big
    Bang?” hahaha XD and then that’s how other intelligent life locates earth

  7. JeTeL13 February, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Ok, so you say, that foton doesnt have mass, but its on elementary level
    very simillar to electron which does have mass, and thats the problem,
    right? But to say, that electron is attracted to the higgs particles and
    foton does not, presents the very same problem like to say, that foton
    simply doesnt have its own mass and electron does. Its just saying same
    thing differently: both particles look simillar, but have also some
    different attributes- whether its different affinity to higgs field, or
    having 0,1,2,3etc mass particles incorporated in itselfs. Seems to me, like
    this theory doesnt solve anything. Please help someone, thanks. PS:pardon
    my english i am from CZ

  8. Hugo Joubert8 February, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Someone help! Can’t find an answer to this: If a photon doesn’t have mass,
    why can’t it escape a black hole?

  9. Rico theDemonSlayer8 February, 2015 at 6:32 am

    It’s a black hole,it’s pulls energy into it,a singularity.The singularity
    is the same as the big bang.The singularity will explode and create a
    universe.We are in a never ending loop.

  10. wildoxidizer2 February, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Physicists have been exploring the relationship between human consciousness
    and its relationship to the structure of matter. Previously it was believed
    that a Newtonian material universe was the foundation of our physical
    material reality. This all changed when scientists began to recognize that
    everything in the universe is made out of energy. Quantum physicists
    discovered that physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are
    constantly spinning and vibrating. Matter, at it’s tiniest observable
    level, is energy, and human consciousness is connected to it, human
    consciousness can influence its behavior and even restructure it.

    “Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real”
    – Niels Bohr
    “The hypothesis of modern science starts from matter as the basic reality,
    considering space to be an extension of the void. The phenomenon of
    creation of stable cosmic matter, therefore, goes beyond the scope of
    present science. The theory also neither pinpoints the source of cosmic
    energy that resides in the structure of matter, nor can it explain the
    cause of material properties that are experienced with the behavior of
    matter. These are, in brief, the limitations of modern scientific theories
    at the most basic level of the physical phenomena of nature. When a
    scientific theory cannot cope with the question of the very origin of the
    universal matter and energy, how could it ever grasp and explain the
    phenomenon of consciousness which is evident in living beings?” –
    Paramahamsa Tewari

  11. B-Trone Skapown30 January, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    whats the double slit experiment?

  12. Feynstein10027 January, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I hate to be redundant, but there is one question I’d like to ask: Will
    Physics ever be complete? I mean, is there something like Godel’s
    incompleteness theorem for Physics?

  13. Feynstein10027 January, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    How on earth does Hank know everything from biology to chemistry physics?
    Hey, how about a video about black holes?

  14. Phalhell14 January, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    This video is from 2012, the higgsparticle and field is confirmed

  15. Yoko Bongo13 January, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    It happened! The Higgs Boson was observed!

  16. Da Creed11 January, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    omg..they did it they broke the first law of thermodynamics..where have I

  17. Alex Stein27 November, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Wow! I think I just understood all of that!

  18. cvcnet25 November, 2014 at 2:24 am

    NO… God did it!

  19. AchDeFuckLP15 November, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    4:34 how is the research doing now?

  20. goldensleeves11 November, 2014 at 7:50 am

    What does it mean exactly for something to “interact” with the Higgs
    Boson?? I understand that the RESULT of the “interaction” is for a
    particle to have (what we perceive as) mass… but what is this interaction
    that occurs?

  21. Leon Maliniak7 November, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    The more and more I hear about the Higgs field and the Higgs boson, the
    more and more it sounds like the ancient Greek concept of the ” ETHER ”
    which also, according to their model, was a substance which permeates the
    empty space throughout the entire universe, all over and uniformly and
    which everything else interacts with.

    So now it’s possible the ancient Greeks were probably right all along, and
    if so, there is no way that this primitive culture came up with this idea
    by themselves…but that is another subject.


    If this Higgs field and the Higgs boson particles in it are the generators
    of MASS when objects interact with it , this would interestingly also
    coincide with what TESLA said 100 years ago about Gravity, when he
    disagreed with EINSTEIN and said that gravity was not just a ” deformation”
    of space at all, but rather the ” EFFECT” that space has on objects…and
    not the other way around, which was EINSTEIN’s approach.

    A quick intuition seems to suggest that we could reconcile and tie all the
    missing elements of the standard model together by postulating that the
    Higgs boson is also the long sought after GRAVITON and that, in keeping
    with the main premise of the Higgs theory, that this is the fundamental
    force and particle in the Universe…which would then justify why it was
    originally tagged as the GOD particle.

    Add to this the possibility that EINSTEIN was also most probably and most
    assuredly wrong about the limitation on the speed of light, which TESLA
    also disagreed with and proved numerous times in his own REAL LAB
    experiments, and we begin to have the makings of a more logical and
    comprehensible UNIFIED THEORY which avoids the convoluted and nonsensical
    need for the eleven layered mutli-dimensional, infinite-dimensional world
    of string theory and M theory…ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN OUR IGNORANCE…BUT

    I like the basic premise of string theory that the ultimate fundamental
    particle may be a uniquely small vibrating string…because everything
    seems to be about RESONANCE in the explanation of the behavior of matter,
    but beyond that the theory goes off the rails and becomes so convoluted and
    tortured as to seem totally implausible….and until they discover the
    GRAVITON…and identify the multi dimensional MEMBRANES, it will remain
    only that…a ” theory “.

    Even if they identify this GRAVITON it will still require a major jump in
    logic and proof, beyond hypothetical mathematical equations, which are
    conveniently circular and self-serving, to prove that this GRAVITON
    travels between dimensions.

  22. yoosuf2925 October, 2014 at 12:02 am

    So theoretically, if I were separate my entire body from the Higgs Boson,
    then I will become a mass-less object, which means I can travel at the
    speed of light or become some kind of wave basically?

  23. gogerychwyrndrobwll7 October, 2014 at 6:14 am

    I’m not sure if you read these but I would like to point out that the value
    of the field at a point cannot be directly interpreted as a number density
    in the way you propose. An easy way to see that this is true is to note
    that you can add any constant to the field and still get a theory that you
    can work with, if a little abstruse. If you want the number density,
    calculate the expectation value of the number operator. That is a semi
    complicated expression involving the field and its momentum density.

    In particular, it is emphatically *not* true that the ground state of the
    electroweak theory has a constant density of Higgs bosons constantly flying
    around. Higgs particles (the leftovers from electroweak symmetry breaking
    that we saw at the LHC) are real (not complex) scalars, which means that
    their number is not a conserved quantity. The Higgs vacuum is a true
    vacuum: act on it with an annihilation operator and you get zero. Act on it
    with a creation operator and you’ll create a Higgs boson. . The fact that
    the field has a nonzero value cannot readily be interpreted as long as one
    still clings to the notion that fields are just convenient ways of
    describing particles: fields *are* really the degrees of freedom in nature;
    quantum mechanics *does* allow for continuousness. Further, it imposes it.

    Another point which is more of a curiosity since it’s incidental to this
    video: it is not, in fact, electromagnetism that keeps you from falling
    through your chair. It was shown by Freeman Dyson that the stability of
    matter is mostly due to Pauli’s exclusion principle. It’s less important
    that your electrons are electrically charged than it is that they are
    fermions which cannot occupy the same quantum state.

  24. Justintime27 July, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Lke dis comnt if u didnt get wht he was sying at al.

  25. punkybrewstar8323 February, 2014 at 4:51 am

    The internet is so great, these videos are so great. If you wanted to learn
    about things like this before the internet, it was so much more difficult
    and expensive than it is now. I am so stoked that someone wants to explain
    something so complicated, so simply, and I can watch it for free. Thank you

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