Proposed in 1964 by Professor Higgs, Higgs boson is the last missing piece of Standard Model, the theory that describes the basic building blocks of the universe. 11 other particles predicted by the model have been found and the Higgs found now has completed the model.
Though dozen of Indian scientists work at CERN but ruing that Bose hasn't been given due recognition has met with some criticism from fellow Indians as well. Commenting on an article, published in one of leading national dailies, Mohan wrote that associating Bose with the theoritical prediction of Higgs particle is complete bullshit. “Bose was a great scientist. What is newsworthy is that India did not contribute in any way to today's discovery at the LHC,” Mohan wrote, adding, “It is sad that all we are left with is the memory of S. N. Bose rather than any real present day achievements.”
Earlier P M Bhargava, founder director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, rued the 'general lack of recognition for Indian scientists'. “I believe it is a deliberate omission. This is not the only such case," Bhargava told The Times of India.
Analysing how Boson is linked to Bose and what is his contribution to the science, Mohan writes: “Matter consists of particles such as electrons, protons, neutrons and photons (particles of light). All the particles that we know of fall into two categories - "bosons" and "fermions". You can think of the two as being "social" and "anti-social" respectively. Bose discovered that the rules of quantum mechanics dictate that some particles will behave "socially", hence the name bosons.”
Rubbishing the claims that Bose had a role in the discovery of 'God particle', Mohan maintains, “It is like saying that whoever came up with the notion of "acids" in chemistry is the inventor of all acidic chemicals that will ever be discovered.”
K Bhattacharjee went a step further and demanded that the particle should be named Boson Higgs so that westerners while shortening the name for reference say Boson particle.
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