* For the Indian Father of the ‘God Particle,’ a Long Journey from Dhaka

NY Times: “For the Indian Father of the ‘God Particle,’ a Long Journey from Dhaka

English: Satyendra Nath Bose in Paris 1925

English: Satyendra Nath Bose in Paris 1925 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the word “boson,” (as in Higgs-Boson) as media reports have plentifully pointed out during the past two days, is contained the surname of Satyendra Nath Bose, the Calcutta physicist who first mathematically described the class of particles to which he gave his name. As was common with Indian scientists in the early 20th century, however, his work might easily have eluded international recognition. Like the mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujam, Mr. Bose was saved from obscurity by a generous and influential mentor in Europe. In Mr. Bose’s case, that mentor turned out to be one of the greatest physicists of them all: Albert Einstein.”

via For the Indian Father of the ‘God Particle,’ a Long Journey from Dhaka – NYTimes.com.

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