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[higz] /hɪgz/

noun, Physics.
a hypothetical type of heavy, electrically neutral particle with zero spin.
(physics) an elementary particle with zero spin and mass greater than zero, predicted to exist by electroweak theory and other gauge theories Also called (informal) God particle

See God particle
Higgs boson
A hypothetical, massive subatomic particle with zero electric charge. The Higgs boson is postulated to interact with other particles in such a way as to impart mass to them. It is predicted by the standard model, but has yet to be isolated experimentally. The Higgs boson is named after its discoverer, British theoretical physicist Peter Ware Higgs (born 1929).


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