Hello Boson

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How does Nature decide whether or not to assign mass to particles?

CERN experiments observe particle consistent with long-sought Higgs boson — CERN

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  1. Related:

    The proton/neutron mass is made of three quarks (uud or udd) bonded by gluons, but the mass of the proton/neutron is apparently only 1% of the quarks and 99% of the energy of the gluons. A neutron is UDD quarks.

    If a neutron sheds a W+ from only one D to turn into a U to turn into a proton, how can that W+ have 100s or 1000s of times the mass of that quark?

    How can W and Z bosons have 100s or 1000s of times the mass of entire protons, neutrons, or even be bigger than iron atoms if they come from tiny, small mass particles?

    It is true that is the case, but evidently I am not getting the energy to mass relationship and conservations story if W and Z bosons are so massive and come from smaller particles.

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