Anti Higgs Field
Hello, I recently saw a lecture (over the Internet) about
the Higgs Boson and field. Is it possible to find the "Anti-Higgs" field?
One of my professors used to say "The Higgs has no hair!"
What that statement means is that the Higgs particle (at least in the simplest
predicted form by the standard model of particle physics) does not possess any
of the normal things that allow the particle to have different states. It just
has mass. It doesn't have charge, spin, angular momentum, no parity, nor any
quantum number associated with it. The only property it has is mass. The "hair"
statement above means, if the Higgs had hair, we'd be able to tell if it was
parted/combed to the left or the right. But as it is, the particle is completely
bald. Another (more common) word for this is symmetry.
Similarly, the Higgs should not come in particle and anti-particle varieties. It
doesn't distinguish between particle and anti-particle. Or said differently, it
is its own anti-particle.
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