|MadSci Network: Physics|
Dear David, All particles, and all interactions are quantized. One simply cannot have half a proton, or an electron, or a Higgs particle! I'm afraid I don't understand the rest of your question. The photon is a massless particle. We've never seen a Higgs boson, but we think it has mass. Thus, comparisons between the two are not the best thing to do. We are searching for the Higgs now. We do that by looking for possible signatures of the decay of the Higgs. That is the subject of many a PhD thesis! I hope this helps.
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