Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Higgs Of Britain And Francois Of Belgium Won Physics Nobel Prize
The scientists from Britain and Belgium together won Nobel Prize for physics for conceiving of the so-called 'God Particle" which confers mass. Higgs, 84 and Englert 80, were honoured for theorizing a particle- discovered last year after an agonizing quest- that explains why the universe has any substance at all. This particle originates from an invisible field that fills up all space. Even when the Unierse seems empty this field is there" the jury said in a statement. " Without we could not exist, because it is from contact with the field that particles acquire mass" Shortly afte the announcement, the University of Edinburg posted a ststement from Higgs saying he was "overwhelmed by the honour". "I wouold also also congratulate all those who have contributed to the discovery of this new particle" said Higgs. " I hope this recongition of fundamental science willl help raise awareness of the value of blue-sky research." Known as boson, the discovery was popularly dubbed "God Particle" on the grounds that it is everywhere yet baffingly elusive. without it say theorists, we and all other joined-up atoms in the universe would not exist. The presumed particle was discoverd last year by a mega-scale physics lab near Geneva operated by the European organization by Nuclear Research (CERN), afte decade long search. "As an acheivement, it ranks alongside the confirmation that the Esrth is round or first step of Man on moon," Canadian particle physicist Pauline told AFP. For someone who helped unleash the first great scientific discovery of 2ist century, Britian's Peter Hggs is a low-tech man. The newly minted co-laurate of 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics, has no mobile phone, no television and no internet access in his modest flat. Yet it is the name of this shy unassuming 84-year old that will be carried down the ages. For generations to come, it will be mentioned in textbooks, and honoured in scietific eulogies alongside heroes of physics such as Albert Einstein and Max Plank.