Higgs mechanism

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Etymology[edit]

From Higgs (a surname) + mechanism; after the British physicist Peter Higgs, who is credited with its discovery.

Noun[edit]

Higgs mechanism (uncountable)

  1. (physics) The proposed interaction between elementary particles and the Higgs field that imbues the particles with mass and breaks the electroweak symmetry.

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