Wednesday, October 09, 2013

So, goes the story



. . . . Eli and Ms. Rabett were sipping their coffee when the Bunny noted that Peter Higgs had won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.  Ms. Rabett slyly offered, "Why didn't they give it jointly to Boson?"

6 comments:

Arthur said...

Well, Satyendra Nath Bose probably deserved a Nobel (Fermi got one after all) - but he's been dead for 40 years so too late for that...

Thomas Lee Elifritz said...

I discovered a boson once. Bosons are cool. The Higgs' is just hot right now. It won't last.

Philip Phillips' boson is the one with the most promise, if you are interested in bosons.

DanG said...

Pleasingly, this means that our local state secondary school here in Bristol (Cotham School) has two Nobel laureate to its name - Peter Higgs and in 1933, Paul Dirac.

Russell Seitz said...

They ought to name a fermion after Bose, to go with the loudspeakers .

Thomas Lee Elifritz said...

Fermions are much harder to discover. They're easier to excite, though.

EliRabett said...

Thomas, you have seen the light!:)