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Single Idea 21191

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

Full Idea

The photon is actually a mix of two deeper things, the B and the W, tied together by the Higgs mechanism.

Gist of Idea

Photons are B and W bosons, linked by the Higgs mechanism

Source

Gavin Hesketh (The Particle Zoo [2016], 06)

A Reaction

The B (for 'Boson') transmits a force associated with the 'winding symmetry'. (I record this without properly understanding it.)

Book Reference

Hesketh,Gavin: 'The Particle Zoo' [Quercus 2016], p.142