Originally Posted By: Orac
Originally Posted By: socratus


. . if we go out, we enter in a kingdom of higgs-bosons . . ?

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yes into a Higgs ocean :-)

Lets see if I can explain this.

Higgs Ocean is a term scientists use as an expression for what is actually a "Vacuum Coherence. In simple terms what is the vacuum of space made of. This concept was first introduced by physicist, Peter Higgs.

The ocean term is used because in some ways the vast open areas of space are very like the large oceans which we are more familar with.

... hmmm lets see if i can find you some decent links.

=> http://www.science20.com/big_science_gambles/the_ocean_of_spacetime_and_the_higgs
=> http://www.cosi.org/cosi-blog/item/swimming-in-the-higgs-ocean


So thats the higgs part now lets deal with the mass part of your question.


From (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutrino)
- About 65 billion (6.51010) solar neutrinos per second pass through every square centimeter perpendicular to the direction of the Sun in the region of the Earth.

Those are massless particles living in the world right near you from our sun and they are in the world without mass you are trying to understand.

We can sort of see them if we set up special detection but mostly they just pass through the universe without interacting with it.

The universe doen't end or change because of those massless particles they just look like ghosts passing thru our matter.

So as scientists we can test that realm to some extent and probably as time goes on perhaps fully.

So YES the kingdom of the higgs-bosson exists and it is here right now and always has been from what we can tell.


Higgs particle + Higgs Field = Higgs Ocean.

The Ocean Of Spacetime And The Higgs
http://www.science20.com/big_science_gambles/the_ocean_of_spacetime_and_the_higgs

Swimming in the Higgs Ocean
http://www.cosi.org/cosi-blog/item/swimming-in-the-higgs-ocean

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Higgs Ocean is a Frame of Reference.
Is Higgs Ocean an open or closed system ?
Is Higgs Ocean a hot or cold system ?
Does Higgs Ocean have the cosmic microwave background
radiation parameter T=2,7K ?


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