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Is the Higgs Field a new form of an old idea?

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The Higgs Mechanism requires a field (the Higgs field).

 

This field has been added to the Standard Model.

 

Is the Higgs field a "new form" of an old idea (the eather)?

 

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Do you mean the luminiferous aether? That was proposed as a medium for the propagation of electromagnetic waves, and there is no evidence of its existence. Here's a famous null experiment: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelson%E2%80%93Morley_experiment

 

Not sure how the higgs field and the aether are related as they serve different purposes. I suppose you can say they are similar as the higgs field and aether (at least it was supposed to) permeate space but that's about it.

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Is the Higgs field a "new form" of an old idea (the eather)?

 

 

The Higgs field is Lorentz invariant. The aether was not, which was its downfall.

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