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Live Q&A: Higgs found, so what’s next?

Physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN have finally found the Higgs boson — the particle thought to be behind the mass of all the others. But there is still much work to be done to pin down the precise nature of the new particle. Join us at 2 p.m. BST on 5 July for a live Q&A with three CERN scientists, Matt Strassler, Seth Zenz and Zach Marshall, to find out what we still don’t know about the Higgs. Feel free to post some of your questions in advance in the comments below.

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    Bob Anderson said:

    In “Putting the Higgs Boson in its place” http://gu.com/p/2zftz/tw John Butterworth quoted Ian Sample stating “the Higgs is only responsible for about 1% of the mass of everyday stuff. The rest comes from the binding energy of the strong nuclear force. So there”. On the same subject (although not directly commenting on that particular statement) you told Tim Preece in a reply to your Higgs FAQ on January 12, 2012 that ” … in fact there is an important quantum mechanical effect that .. and if you account for it, the Higgs field contributes almost all of the mass (of every day stuffl)”. So which of you is right? What is this important quantum mechanical effect that John Butterworth sees fit to gloss over?

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    Bob Anderson said:

    I should add my question is directed at Matt Strassler and it is his Higgs FAQ I am referring to.

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    Jose Maria Benlloch Rodriguez said:

    My question is how the ILC (International Linear Collider) will help us to find out more data about the Higgs. I’ve read that it will be designed specially for producing Higgs bosons, but how can we do that yet without knowing if the one we have is the SM one or something from SUSY? And also I would like to know why ILC can give us an advantage given the fact that it will have less power than the LCH, if I’m not wrong.

    Thanks in advance

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    Robert L. Oldershaw said:

    It would be expected in traditional science that such an important theory as the Higgs Mechanism would be able to predict the mass of its key particle, the putative Higgs boson. Yet my understanding is that the theory could not definitively predict the mass of the “God Particle”.

    In fact, pre-LHC, there were pseudo-predictions for the Higgs that ranged roughly from 100 GeV to 800 GeV, as reviewed in a paper at arxiv.org.

    Is the lack of definitive predictions in this instance a problem?

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    Harshit Aneja said:

    If Higgs Boson accounts for the mass of other particles, then what gives mass to Higgs Boson?

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    .j.werd.brert jsmith said:

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    Satya Narayan Tiwary said:

    Collision between relativistic proton and proton in LHC produces Higgs particle. This particle is ultimate building block of the universe. It is also known as God particle. It is omnipresent as God is. This is the last ultimate fundamental particle and hence, the end of physics. If this is not the end, then what will happen when Higgs particle will collide with Higgs particle. Is such collision possible in future? If possible, what will happen? Such quest is endless as knowledge is endless.
    S. N. Tiwary
    Director, ASC

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