Higgs Boson ‘God particle’ has intrinsic Indian connection


Jul 4,  8:40 PM| Newosnair
Scientists in the CERN Research Center near Geneva, in Switzerland unveiled the latest findings in their search for the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle key to the formation of stars, planets and eventually life after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.

The Indian link to the world’s ambitious experiment was also significantly reflected in comments ahead of the announcement by CERN scientists that a sub-atomic particle consistent with the Higgs boson or God particle has been spotted.

Paolo Giubellino, spokesperson of Geneva-based European Organisation for Nuclear Research, famously known as CERN said that India is like a historic father of the project.

Higgs Boson ‘God particle’ has intrinsic Indian connection
Proton-proton collision in the CMS experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes (Image: CMS)

The long-sought particle, known as Higgs boson, is also partly named after an Indian scientist Satyendra Nath Bose, who worked with Albert Einstein in the 1920s and made discoveries that led to the most coveted prize in particle physics.


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