# How does the Higgs boson interact with photons?

## How does the Higgs boson interact with photons?

Only photons and gluons do not interact with the Higgs boson. Neutrinos, the lightest particles with almost zero mass, barely interact with a Higgs boson. Top quarks, which have about the mass of a Gold atom, have the strongest interaction with a Higgs boson.

### Is graviton a boson?

The graviton must be a spin-2 boson because the source of gravitation is the stress–energy tensor, a second-order tensor (compared with electromagnetism’s spin-1 photon, the source of which is the four-current, a first-order tensor).

#### Is boson the photon particle?

Photons are bosons and therefore their distribution is described with Bose–Einstein statistics. The Bose–Einstein distribution, eqn , gives the probability of a photon state being occupied. T is the temperature of the emitting body and k is Boltzmann’s constant.

How is the Higgs boson related to gravity?

The Higgs boson, discovered in 2012, is thought to be directly correlated to the strength of gravity. The more mass in the Higgs boson, the stronger gravity would be for all matter in the universe. So essentially, the question “Why is gravity so weak?” is the same as, “Why doesn’t the Higgs boson have more mass?”

Do bosons interact with the Higgs field?

Higgs Boson Facts The Higgs boson gets its mass just like other particles—from its own interactions with the Higgs field. There may be more than one Higgs boson. One theoretical model of new physics predicts five Higgs bosons.

## How does the Higgs boson interact with itself?

In the standard model it is possible that three or four Higgs bosons may interact via a single vertex, and with a strength of self-coupling that is called the Higgs self-coupling, λ. Obviously, measuring the Higgs boson self-coupling is one of the most important goals of the LHC physics program.

### Is Higgs boson and graviton same?

Basically, what I understand is, the Higgs boson gives particles its mass, whereas the graviton is the mediator of the gravitational force.

#### Why is Higgs not a graviton?

The graviton is the carrier of the gravitional force if you describe that force by a quantum field theory. Whether gravitons are a useful way to describe quantum gravity is not clear. However, what is clear is that the graviton and Higgs boson are entirely unrelated.

Why is boson photon?

Since the electromagnetic four-potential is a four-vector, it transforms in the four-vector representation (12,12)-representation, which has integer spin, and hence photons are bosons.

Could the Higgs boson be a graviton?

The Higgs boson gives particles mass. And the graviton is the theoretical force-carrier of gravity. Gravity depends on mass. So if the Higgs Boson gives things mass, it therefore gives them gravity.

## Does gravity interact with the Higgs field?

Finally, you can ask more technically whether, in the equations that physicists study, there is any mathematical connection between gravity and the Higgs field. The answer is no. Gravitational fields have spin 2 and are described as part of space and time; they interact with all particles and fields in nature.