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India, The Historic Father Of God Particle Project

The discovery of God Particle for the understanding of formation of universe has an interesting connection with India. A large number of Indian scientists from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Harishchandra Research Institute, Allahabad and Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, were involved in the experiment over the years.

Paolo Giubellino, spokesperson of Geneva-based European Organisation for Nuclear Research, famously known as CERN said, “India is like a historic father of the project”.

The particle known as Higgs Boson has got a part of its name inspired from Indian scientist, Satyendra Nath Bose, who worked with Albert Einstein during the 1920s and made crucial discoveries.

Milan Sanyal, the director of the SINP institute said, “It will require more data and intense scrutiny to establish these findings beyond any doubt.This is an important moment for the development of science and I am very happy that our institute, this city and our country is part of the science revolution”. He said that it is a historical day in physics and SINP feels proud in being a part of the history.

The core CMS team of the SINP had five faculty members, group leader Prof Sunanda Banerjee, Prof Satyaki Bhattacharya, Prof Suchandra Datta, Prof Subir Sarkar and Prof Manoj Saran.

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman coined the phrase “God Particle” and is used by laymen for explaining the working of universe and its formation. The ‘God Particle’ of Higgs Boson is regarded as key to understanding the formation of the universe.

Archan Majumder, Cosmologist, S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, today this discovery as a victory for human civilization.

Majumdar said, “The discovery is revolutionary in human history. This is a great victory of the fundamental knowledge of human civilization. There has been a strong indication of finding the much-awaited new subatomic particle which, though requiring more and more experiments for confirmation in coming years, will go a long way in unravelling the mystery of the evolution of the universe”.

Source: The Times Of India



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