Lisa Randall’s Higgs explanation

I posted a tweet some time ago on the subject of the Higgs particle and field, and it proved very popular, getting many retweets and favorites. For those that struggle with the Higgs endowment of mass, this @lirarandall footnote on page 11 of her book “Higgs Discovery” says it all.

Higgs field footnote

Higgs field footnote

The book the footnote is taken from is a slim little volume which explains, in simple but accurate language, from Harvard Physics Professor Lisa Randall, the meaning of the Higgs particle discovery in the light of the Higgs field. The footnote referenced neatly encapsulates that meaning!