Thought for the month

“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't know, I didn't listen.” From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)

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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