Higgs Boson

Dr. Sujata Tarafdar
Physics Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India

Higgs Boson

The Higgs boson has nothing to do with ‘GOD’ in any religion or mythology. The scientific theories trying to explain the creation of the universe required that a particle with certain properties named the Higgs boson (after Peter Higgs in 1960) should exist. This particle explains the presence of ‘mass’ in the universe. However, it had not been detected experimentally for about half a century. Now finally it seems the particle is proved to exist, so the theory is validated.

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5 Responses to “Higgs Boson”

  1. asok kumar das 8 July 2012 at 10:15 PM #

    Abstract words like ‘god’ should be deleted from Scienitific terminology.It may create confussion among common people.
    Asokdas Charbak
    California,
    USA

  2. Sumitra 10 July 2012 at 10:57 AM #

    I totally agree with Asok Das. This time, it really created confusion. It was evident from the continuous TV news coverage with loud emphasis on the word ‘god’. People who have no interest in scientific discoveries or inventions were also glued to the TV for a totally mistaken & misunderstood reason. Anyway ABP write ups by Bikash Sinha & Pathik Guha were sensible and enlightening.
    Thanks to Sujata Tarafdar for her timely brief passage. It is good enough for laymen.

  3. Madhusudan Mahato 10 July 2012 at 1:59 PM #

    I agree with Ashok Das. Science should be called Science. God believer are requested not to cover up anything else with the cover of God.

  4. A K Bairagi 12 July 2012 at 8:43 AM #

    I totally agree with Mr Das and Sumitradi, I think some Media trying to washing the brain of a lot of croud with the name of God by the science.

  5. sujoy chanda 13 July 2012 at 8:36 PM #

    Mr ashoke kumar Das is correct the use of the term god particle should be stopped that speading to much misconception among the common people . Medias are most responsible for this


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