Monthly Archives: July 2012

Higgs Boson, A Bengali Scientists and We!

Today, 4th June, 2012 is one of the biggest day of Science in last 50 year. Today scientist and physicist of CERN has announced that they are 99.999% sure about existence of Higgs Boson. This is official press release of CERN

What is Higgs Boson?

Higgs BosonA dumb like me is not any way capable of understanding such big thing but one quality of me is I never give up! Let me try in very short term.

Higgs Boson (quantum excitation of Higgs Field) is an elementary particle in Standard Model of particle physics. This particle was widely known and God’s Particle. A specific situation of this particle field gives mass to the other elementary particles like quarks, electrons. To know more about Higgs Boson, visit wiki.

Higgs Boson is a particle of Bosons types of particles.

So, What is Bosons?

Subatomic particles has two fundamental classes of them and bosons is one of them. So, Bosons is one of the fundamental class in subatomic particle.  Bosons are characterized by their obedience to Bose–Einstein statistics. And why it call Bosons? Because its named after a surname of self-taught Bengali Scientist Satyendra Nath Bose! Did you start feeling a little bit proud? I did when I know this! He born in Calcutta but was most known as a Bengali Scientist.


satyendra nath boseSatyendra Nath Bose.. Most of us must have known his name. One of his great work Bose-Einstein condensate was started when he was a senior professor (Reader) in Physics Department of University of Dhaka. Its story of back in 1924.

And We?

Many many years gone! Science has advanced in a way it never happen in earth’s life. Now we have latest technology in our hand, greatest communication media.. More people goes to school, college and university but we did not find another Bengali scientist like him.

I don’t know what’s the reason behind that and what you think the reason could be, but what I pointed is, he was a self-taught person. Even if we see history, most of great minds ware self-taught persons.. So did we lost our courage or we already give up of nothing?