Thought for the month

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” Probably W.L. Sheldon, US lecturer on ethics (1858 – 1907) rather than Ernest Hemingway.

Friday, 17 May 2013

What, no Higgs?

Carl Hagen has recently joined in the discussion as to whether the Higgs Boson should be renamed in order to acknowledge the contributions of the co-workers. It may also be apposite to note that a maximum of three (living) individuals can be named as joint winners of a Nobel Prize. Six theorists are connected with developing the theory of the Higgs with five still living. Professor Hagen, one of this group, suggests that it be called the Standard Model Scalar Meson, or SM Squared. I personally like the suggestion to name it: The Particle (formerly known as Higgs). 

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