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#1 2012-06-30 02:46:52

From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 383

Bosun Boson

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.

On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.



#2 2012-06-30 07:58:46

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1010

Re: Bosun Boson

Evidence for the existence of a Higgs boatswain (or its mate): … audience/.



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