Two Who Helped Discover New Particle Win Nobel Prize in Physics

For scientists whose work helped lead to discovery of Higgs boson

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Two scientists have been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for independent work in developing new theories about mass and sub atomic particles.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Monday that theoretical physicists François Englert and Peter Higgs have been awarded this year’s prize. The Academy praised Englert and Higgs “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.”

Higgs first proposed the “Higgs mechanism”, a small particle that gives other particles mass, in 1964. After more than 40 years of work, the European particle physics laboratory CERN discovered the so-called Higgs boson, a particle that is a crucial element to that mechanism. Physicists at the laboratory further confirmed the discovery this year.

Higgs, who is from the U.K., and Englert, who is from Belgium, will split the prize 8 million Swedish kronor ($1.25 million).

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BabuG.Ranganathan
BabuG.Ranganathan

SCIENCE SHOWS THAT THE UNIVERSE CANNOT BE ETERNAL because it could not have sustained itself eternally due to the law of entropy (increasing energy decay, even in an open system). Einstein showed that space, matter, and time all are physical and all had a beginning. Space even produces particles because it’s actually something, not nothing. Even time had a beginning! Time is not eternal. Popular atheistic scientist Stephen Hawking admits that the universe came from nothing but he believes that nothing became something by a natural process yet to be discovered. That's not rational thinking at all, and it also would be making the effect greater than its cause to say that nothing created something. The beginning had to be of supernatural origin because natural laws and processes do not have the ability to bring something into existence from nothing. What about the Higgs boson (the so-called “God Particle”)? The Higgs boson does not create mass from nothing, but rather it converts energy into mass. Einstein showed that all matter is some form of energy.

The supernatural cannot be proved by science but science points to a supernatural intelligence and power for the origin and order of the universe. Where did God come from? Obviously, unlike the universe, God’s nature doesn’t require a beginning. 

EXPLAINING HOW AN AIRPLANE WORKS doesn't mean no one made the airplane. Explaining how life or the universe works doesn't mean there was no Maker behind them. Natural laws may explain how the order in the universe works and operates, but mere undirected natural laws cannot explain the origin of that order. Once you have a complete and living cell then the genetic code and biological machinery exist to direct the formation of more cells, but how could life or the cell have naturally originated when no directing code and mechanisms existed in nature? Read my Internet article: HOW FORENSIC SCIENCE REFUTES ATHEISM.

WHAT IS SCIENCE? Science simply is knowledge based on observation. No one observed the universe coming by chance or by design, by creation or by evolution. These are positions of faith. The issue is which faith the scientific evidence best supports.

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Babu G. Ranganathan*
(B.A. Bible/Biology)

Author of popular Internet article, TRADITIONAL DOCTRINE OF HELL EVOLVED FROM GREEK ROOTS

*I have given successful lectures (with question and answer period afterwards) defending creation before evolutionist science faculty and students at various colleges and universities. I've been privileged to be recognized in the 24th edition of Marquis "Who's Who in The East" for my writings on religion and science.

hemuda01
hemuda01

I am not sure how they could not give the prize to the Indian scientists Dr Bose who has a major role. 

scuraisor
scuraisor

these are the people worth awarding ... thanks to all the scientists for their research and understanding.