Talk:Higgs boson

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Comments about scientists "Not Liking" the nickname[change source]

It is not actually known that the Higgs boson has "nothing to do with any kind of god". That's speculation and not a scientific statement. For your own amusement, think deeply about why a scientist would be uncomfortable with this metaphor.

Giving mass to other particles[change source]

It is not the boson itself that gives mass to other particles but the "field" it is associated with. How can one describe a field simply in the introductory sentence? – RaoOfPhysics (talk) 15:18, 28 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

This is what makes Simple English Wikipedia interesting: Using simple language to explain difficult concepts. In the case of advanced science, more explaining is necessary. Anyone can edit this article, so if you have the knolwedge (I don't), go ahead and propose something, we can sipmlify it later on. --Eptalon (talk) 15:34, 28 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Simple english, does not mean primary school english![change source]

Really, I have reworded the following phrase to be be a bit less condescending.

"It is very difficult to detect the Higgs boson with the equipment and technology we have now. These particles are believed to exist for less than a septillionth of a second. Because the Higgs boson has so much mass (compared to other particles), it takes a lot of energy to create one. The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is the equipment scientists used to find it. The collider has enough energy that it is able to make Higgs bosons. When you smash particles together, there is a small chance a Higgs Boson will appear, so the Large Hadron Collider smashed lots of particles together to find it."