Happy Birthday Peter Higgs – big daddy of the Higgs Boson!

Found out that yesterday via social media.. that  it was the birthday of Peter Higgs,  Here’s the 6 degrees of connection…down to 1..   He went to Kings College London (University) and so did I..  And as I love all that quantum / particle / energy stuff…can’t miss this belated opportunity to wish him a very Happy Birthday. 🙂

” Peter Higgs! Born in 1929 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Higgs studied physics at King’s College London. He was in his early 30s when he proposed a symmetry-breaking mechanism that could bestow mass on elementary particles while leaving behind massive spin-zero bosons. Although other physicists independently derived the same mechanism, it’s usually referred to as the Higgs”      Extract & photo taken from https://www.facebook.com/PhysicsToday

 

Peter Higgs - photo (c) Physics Today

Peter Higgs – photo (c) Physics Today

 

I gave a talk at Beltane Bash – pagan festival few years ago, titled `The God Particle’  and of course CERN has now `discovered’ the Higgs Boson in experimental results..  Great stuff !   I’ll be writing more about `Quantum-Magic’  in forthcoming blog posts…so stay tuned 🙂

-Mani

Quantum-Magic (c)MNavasothy2012- coming soon

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