The Physical Force Carriers

The probable discovery of the Higgs Boson was announced recently. I was initially confused about the difference between the Higgs and the yet to be discovered Graviton. After some reading on the internet, I’m still confused, but they are theorized to be two different particles, since the Graviton is the quantum manifestation of the force of gravity, and the Higgs is the quantum manifestation of the field that gives certain particles mass. Since the Graviton can effect Photons, and the Higgs can’t, they must be different.

You would think that since particles have to have mass to be effected by gravity, they would have to be related. I guess there are some theories out there that do that, but none have been validated. Additionally, the Higgs Boson is part of the Standard Model, and the Graviton isn’t, even though the Higgs doesn’t seem to fit nicely into those 4 x 4 matrices.

The above fourfold is patterned after the Four Fundamental Forces of Physics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_gravity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_boson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_model

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2 Responses to “The Physical Force Carriers”

  1. Nick Says:

    Man, I suspect you should dig into “An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything”, quite a neat physics theory based on E8 mathematical object, designed in a fashion somewhat similar to what you are fond of. That’s if you want a deeper understanding of the subject. Though generally it was considered false after certain investigation, it has some clever intuitions. Its creator, Garrett Lisi, has a website, and there’s an instrument called Elementary Particle Explorer there: http://deferentialgeometry.org/epe/.

  2. ee Says:

    Thanks! I’ll check it out.

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