Why Bose is not the scientist after whom Higgs is named. Reply

A very few particles (out of 1000s) are named after scientists, eg the so called mu meson was called a Yukawa Meson, although it turned out to be a misnomer. Mu-meson was found to be a lepton, rather than a meson, as was thought by Yukawa and others.

Now called Muon it belongs in the same class that an electron belongs to, leptons, which are both Fermions. Hence initially thought to be a Boson (because all mesons would be bosons) the muon is actually a Fermion (all leptons are Fermions).

Should we say; initially muon was named after Bose, then correctly; after Fermi? That would be HOKUM. Right thing would be to say; it was named after Hideki Yukawa (wrongly as a meson or boson) then it has been named as muon which is now a Fermion. But its still named after Yukawa; given to a misnomer-correction. It can be called Yukawa-Lepton MUON (instead of Yukawa Meson Mu).

Nowhere Bose or Fermi have been the scientists after whom this particle has been named. Bose and Fermi are scientists after whom a principle of physics or nature has been named but not a particle. That would clear any mischievous air. More…

Boson conundrum II Reply

This one article on Higgs and Bosons also I didn’t want to write. But I thought may be you should know something more than you already know.

read this (linked to pdf) eye opening article on BOSE (SN) and decide how silly its to believe any wrong has been done to him by the west especially when he got recognition by Einstein and Fellow of Royal Society by help of Dirac. Its our OWN TYPE of scientists that played politics with him so he did not get a Professorship position.

Which is why he said he had no qualms about anything, he has gotten his recognition. His son says his father has nothing to do with Higgs discovery. But Indian government wants to make a prolonged issue. They think this is the way to get a Noble?

And how about Brout? He was really old and he died. He really discovered the Higgs. He didn’t cry “my name is not used for the particle”. That whole euphoria wasn’t there. It came only after the actual discovery of the particle which took more than 5 decades and tons of particle physics labs as precursors. And India has none of these particle labs. Wonder where all the money going? Towards luxury of presidents and vice presidents and prime ministers.

Why “Indians” don’t raise a hue and cry over the issue of a Penta-Quark discovery? Do they even know its a Boson or Fermion? Do they even know what a Boson really is? Some one said “hey they are doing this again man, they are even not giving this damn Nobel prize to our great scientist Bose”. Then started Gandhi Giri. How many of you really care about the abysmal state of affair of Indian education and science research? Do you know India almost lost a Nobel in neutrino physics because that lab was shut down in Kolar Gold mines. Later the same study was done in Japan and the prize was duly given to Japanese scientists. Do you know One prominent particle physics lab and the first one for India has been delayed by close to 1 decade by the same Government on pretext of environment that is doing all this fake “forgotten hero” drama. We are lucky that we are even getting a chance to do science abroad. Our research labs are cow shed and those that are not are ruled by MAFIA who you worship on TV everyday as educationists and Philanthropists. Stop being cry babies and recognize your responsibilities.