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Higgs Boson and Pakistani scientist

Published Jul 12, 2012 03:23am

RECENTLY, at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), scientists have discovered Higgs Boson, colloquially known as God Particle. It is termed as the final missing piece of the Standard Model of particle physics.

The model was developed by Dr Abdus Salam in liaison with other scientists and received Nobel Prize for that.

This discovery of Higgs Boson, as predicted by Abdus Salam, fundamentally establishes that theory as a law.

Perhaps only a few hundred or thousand people in Pakistan would be cognizant of the fact that this discovery of Higgs Boson, as predicted by Abdus Salam, means the Nobel Prize he got was for one of the greatest theories that would ever be laid out.

Strangely and sadly, there has been no news in Pakistani media of a major role played by a Pakistani in this sensational discovery.

I have been in the US for three years now and not once has anybody from any nation said to me a positive thing about Pakistan. It is time that we should cash in on this news and give some sense of pride to our strayed and depressed nation and improve our image in the world.

MUHAMMAD AMIR Research Associate Department of Hepatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University USA