I know little about the Higgs boson particle, and only enough about EU theory to grasp the basics so I have a question...
In Wikipedia you find this image regarding Higgs boson;
When you look for images of a plasma discharge you find images like this;
Overlay the images and this emerges...
Are we simply looking at scale and harmonics, coincidence or something else? (possibly a standard discharge model?)
Hmm....I do agree with your approach in looking for patterns in an intuitive way. Albeit, I am not sure if Anthony Perratt would agree with the comparison - given that the source is not a full match or even reflective of the same plasma environment. However, there are dynamics that we can see - even when the mainstream theorizes it at the quantum level.
Again, with regard to "colour charge":-
(Brief summary of the concept here):-http://www.particleadventure.org/color.html
"Protons and neutrons are each composed of three quarks. Protons are made up of two 'up' quarks and one 'down' quark while neutrons are made up of two 'down' quarks and one 'up' quark.
"Quarks carry fractional electrical charges. An 'up' quark has a charge of +2/3 and a 'down' quark has a charge of -1/3. Is this consistent with what we know about protons and neutrons? Remember that protons carry an electrical charge of +1 while neutrons carry no electrical charge.
We said earlier that a proton has two 'up' quarks and one 'down' quark, so it has a total charge of (+2/3) + (+2/3) + (-1/3) = +1. We also said that a neutron has two 'down' quarks and one 'up' quark, so it has a total charge of (-1/3) + (-1/3) + (+ 2/3) = 0.
Happily, both the proton and the neutron 'end up' with the charge they should have."http://education.jlab.org/qa/quark_05.html
“In order to make their calculations work, the quarks had to be assigned fractional electrical charges of 2/3 and -1/3. “http://particleadventure.org/quarknaming.html
“The reasons for quark confinement are somewhat complicated; no analytic proof exists that quantum chromodynamics should be confining, but intuitively, confinement is due to the force-carrying gluons having color charge. As any two electrically-charged particles separate, the electric fields between them diminish quickly, allowing (for example) electrons to become unbound from atomic nuclei. However, as two quarks separate, the gluon fields form narrow tubes (or strings) of color charge, which tend to bring the quarks together as though they were some kind of rubber band. This is quite different in behavior from electrical charge. Because of this behavior, the color force experienced by the quarks in the direction to hold them together, remains constant, regardless of their distance from each other, at around 10,000 Newtons.
When two quarks become separated, as happens in particle accelerator collisions, at some point it is more energetically favorable for a new quark–antiquark pair to spontaneously appear, than to allow the tube to extend further. As a result of this, when quarks are produced in particle accelerators, instead of seeing the individual quarks in detectors, scientists see "jets" of many color-neutral particles (mesons and baryons), clustered together. This process is called hadronization, fragmentation, or string breaking, and is one of the least understood processes in particle physics.”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_confinement
“In quantum chromodynamics, (or in the more general case of quantum gauge theories), if a connection which is colour confining occurs, it is possible for stringlike degrees of freedom called QCD strings or QCD flux tubes to form. These stringlike excitations are responsible for the confinement of color charges since they are always attached to at least one string which exhibits tension. Their existence can be predicted from the dual spin network/spin foam models (this duality is exact over a lattice). “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QCD_string
Flux tubes - that apparently rotate...http://pauli.uni-muenster.de/tp/fileadm ... xtubes.pdf
Now....where have we seen rotating flux tubes before in space plasma? Hmm.....