Higgs Boson, Bose and why you must be an American to win a Nobel…

The world is rejoicing with the “discovery” of the Higgs Boson. But although Higgs is thrilled and is giving one interview after the other, no one really cares to know where the second part of the “God’s particle” name comes from. Who the hell is Bose (সত্যেন্দ্র নাথ বসু Shottendronath Boshū) ? Once more, western science has managed to force an ultra-important and super-capable scientist into oblivion just because he was not from the West. Bose’s contribution was widely recognized from Einstein himself (see Bose-Einstein statistics, Bose-Einstein condensate). However Bose was never awarded with a Nobel prize even though colleagues of him who worked closely with him in the same projects (e.g. Fermi)… Coincidence?

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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