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Is the Higgs field 4 dimensional?
There is only one Higgs field, and it is a scalar (a Lorentz invariant). It has the same value everywhere, and to all observers.Is the Higgs field 4 dimensional?
Unless we excite it in the LHC?There is only one Higgs field, and it is a scalar (a Lorentz invariant). It has the same value everywhere, and to all observers.
Even in the LHC, the Higgs field has the same value, namely v = 246 GeV. Producing an excitation (Higgs boson) does not change the value of the field.Unless we excite it in the LHC?
It's not the energy OF anything, it merely serves to set the scale. All the particle masses are proportional to v.Hijacking the thread a bit, I have a question about Higgs vev. It's stated that it is 246 GeV.
I'm puzzled by the unit used. GeV is energy unit. So, there is 246 GeV of Higgs field... in what? Cubic meter? Cubic millimeter? Cubic planck lenght?
Why unit is not, say, GeV/(mm^3)?
Even in the LHC, the Higgs field has the same value, namely v = 246 GeV. Producing an excitation (Higgs boson) does not change the value of the field.
See, mfb? This is why your comment was counterhelpful. Maybe you'd like to try explaining to Orodruin the difference between a macroscopic field and its quantum excitation.By this logic, electromagnetic waves should not have any field strength since the vev of the field is zero and producing excitations (photons) would not change the field value.
Is the Higgs field 4 dimensional?
Also the masses change with energy (yukawa coupling constant is a running constant)?
Even in the LHC, the Higgs field has the same value, namely v = 246 GeV. Producing an excitation (Higgs boson) does not change the value of the field.