To be fair, DC, Cryo is only being moderately unreasonable. He should be crediting the laziness of particle physicists which is probably the largest factor in a using "boson" .Cryogenic123 wrote:
Thats not correct!. boson is a particle that is with a "B" and not a "b". How else can you explain the nomenclature of "boson"? It was derived from the Bose-Einstein condensate theory.
The EU scientific community is deliberately playing a racist role in not mentioning this as a Boson. they want to credit "their own" Peter Higgs.
Shame on these so called scientists & media, bare-faced liars.You Sir are being deeply unreasonable and provocative.
But the very link he posted is to "Boson", not"boson" and it begins:Kasuha wrote:
Higgs boson is a boson particle named after Peter Higgs, one of people who introduced the particle into Standard Model. It is a boson, it is not named after Mr. Bose.
Similarly there are W boson or Z boson, not W-Boson or Z-Boson.
In particle physics, bosons are particles that are governed by Bose–Einstein statistics. There is a deep relationship between this property and integer spin (s = 0, 1, 2 etc.) The name boson was coined by Paul Dirac commemorative of the contribution of Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose,along with Albert Einstein, in the formation of Bose–Einstein statistics—the governing theory in this case. Examples of bosons include fundamental particles (Higgs boson and the four gauge bosons of the Standard Model, and the hypothetical graviton of quantum gravity); composite particles (mesons, stable nuclei of even mass number, e.g., deuterium, helium-4, lead-208); and quasiparticles (Cooper pairs)
But Cryo should note that "boson" is used throughout the literature. When discussing the Bose-Einstein statistics the capitalization is always used, but in the context of those statistics, a boson is a self-evident construct, and while S.N.Bose should be rightly creditted for his pioneering work, he can not take credit for every speculative use of the concept of a "boson" in theories he had no knowledge of at the time, such as the Higg's mechanism or Cooper pairs. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pa ... statistics for an extensive list of hypothetical bosons and composite bosons(mesons) which S.N.B. can not take credit for. Hence "boson".
However his assumption of a racist intent is just silly. There certainly must be racists among physicists as there are outlyers in any population, but I think the success of the international collaborations at CERN make self-evident the fact that physicists are a particularly tolerant group (as long as you don't expect tolerance of bad physics!)