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Chris -- 2011-03-08
I suppose I thought, if I thought at all, that a Higgs boson particle was a particle named after one double-barreled scientist or after two different scientists, one Higgs and the other Boson.A boson is named after an Indian scientist called Bose, I have discovered.
Lots of hits for “Higgs Bosun” . Plus, I’m curious about the frequent use of the word “particle” right after “Higgs boson”. It seems redundant and contrary to usage: we don’t say “an electron particle”. And it’s probably what made me think that boson/Boson was a name in the first place.
Evidence for the existence of a Higgs boatswain (or its mate): http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/apr/ … audience/.