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Re: are higgs particles quantisied

Date: Thu Aug 23 13:38:06 2001
Posted By: Benn Tannenbaum, Post-doc/Fellow, Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles
Area of science: Physics
ID: 998511234.Ph

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

I hope this helps.

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