Tuesday, July 10, 2012

India: 'God Particle' PR Slights Indian Physicist

The Washington Times Online Edition

India: Enough about Higgs, let’s discuss the boson

NEW DELHI (AP) — While much of the world was celebrating the international cooperation that led to last week's breakthrough in identifying the existence of the Higgs boson particle, many in India were smarting over what they saw as a slight against one of their greatest scientists.
Media covering the story gave lots of credit to British physicist Peter Higgs for theorizing the elusive subatomic "God particle," but little was said about Satyendranath Bose, the Indian after whom the boson is named.

MORE: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/10/india-enough-about-higgs-lets-discuss-boson/print/


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