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Friday, 6 July 2012

The Matter of Matters -Post3

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The "Higgs" of Higgs boson is well known to refer to Peter Higgs, the British researcher who in 1964 laid much of the conceptual groundwork for the presence of the elusive particle. 

What is largely unknown, at least to non-specialists, is that the term "boson" owes its name to the pioneering work of the late Indian physicist, Satyendra Nath Bose

In 1924, he sent a paper to Albert Einstein describing a statistical model that eventually led to the discovery of what became known as the Bose-Einstein condensate phenomenon. 

The paper laid the basis for describing the two fundamental classes of sub-atomic particles - bosons, named after Bose, and fermions, after the Italian physicist Enrico Fermi.

India's contribution ...
            India is one the major non-European partner in European Organization for Nuclear research, and become an active participant in construction of  Large Hodron collider  (LHC) following an agreement between Department of atomic energy and CERN. Over the years Indian labs and institutions contributed Hardwares like Thousands of Super conducting magnets, Precision magnets, positioning system jacks, Several thousand other electronic items and much more.

India is also one of the grid computing hubs where data from collision taking place in the underground tunnel are analysed.

Over 100 Indian scientists and dozens of PhD students are working in various experiments in LHC.
 Courtesy: TOI, NDTV                                                                              -to be continued   >>Post4

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