Could White Dwarf Stars be Higgs Boson Laboratories?

October 1, 2014 12:50 AM

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Mass and gravity are intimately related, so it stands to reason that the link between the Higgs boson (and, by extension the “Higgs field”) and gravity is just as fundamental. Now astronomers are looking to the stars to actually test the finer details of this relationship.

The boson’s discovery was profound. This experimental proof of a Standard Model Higgs boson not only galvanized current theories, but also canceled out a number of more exotic explanations for our quantum universe.

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