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Monday, 14 October 2013

What is Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for?

Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 is awarded to François Englert and Peter Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental  particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider".

A curios is that, in accordance with the Higgs mechanism of mass generation, quantum particles get a mass due to their interaction with a constant background Higgs field  responsible for spontaneous symmetry breaking, but not a quantum Higgs boson. This constant background Higgs field  is treated as a Higgs vacuum, whose physical origin however remains unclear. For instance, one thinks of it as being sue generis a condensate by analogy with a condensate of Cooper pairs in superconductivity.  


  1. По моим представлениям, мы всегда имеем дело с квазичастичами в сложных системах, а не с частицами в пустом пространстве. А где сложные системы, там всякое может быть.

  2. This situation is where my research has taken me. The many reports of the Higgs Field as analogous to the Aether of the not too distant past. Specifically, the Cooper Pairs that are entangled electrons is most interesting. These Cooper Pairs are generated in High Temperature Superconductors. Entanglement of Quarks has been suggested to be creating their own Wormhole and that follows logic of the meager evidence, but demands experimentation for observable demonstrations. I believe that we really do not know space itself that we exist in.