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Single Idea 20641

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 2. Electrodynamics / c. Electrons]

Full Idea

The electron gets its mass by interaction with the ubiquitous Higgs field.

Gist of Idea

Electrons get their mass by interaction with the Higgs field


Frank Close (Theories of Everything [2017], 6 'Hierarchy')

Book Reference

Close,Frank: 'Theories of Everything' [Profile Books 2017], p.112

A Reaction

I thought I understood mass until I read this. Is it just wrong to say the mass of a table is the 'amount of stuff' in it?