2.2 Higgs Particles, Supersymmetry, and Dark Matter
- The Higgs particle reflects on why particles have mass.
- Its spin is zero.
- Higgs coupling strength is proportional to mass.
- The main idea of supersymmetry is that there exists a mirror set of partner particles to those in the current standard model (quarks, leptons, photon, gluon, w, z, Higgs).
- Symmetrizes bosons and fermions.
- At high energies, the electromagnetic force, weak force, and strong force do not converge according to current models, but supersymmetry and the introduction of gravity into these forces could cause all the forces to converge.