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Petitioning Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director General, CERN, Geneva

Respect the Great Indian Scientist...Correct Higgs boson as Higgs Boson with 'B' in capital letters...

Dear Friends,

You must be knowing that CERN, the Geneva based organisation has come out with a path breaking research on God's Particle - Higgs Boson.

The Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) would take up with European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) chief Rolf-Dieter Heuer the case of sub-atomic particle boson, derived from an Indian scientist's name, being rendered in lower case.

Heuer, director-general of the Geneva-based institute, would be on a two-day visit in Kolkata from September 3 to address an international science conference organised by the Centre for Natural Sciences and Philosophy and the Critical Issues Forum. On September 4, he would also deliver a lecture at the SINP.

The discovery of a new subatomic particle, possibly the Higgs boson, considered "a key to the cosmic riddle", in July had triggered celebrations among scientists across the world.

However, the Indian scientific community had expressed its displeasure at boson being spelt in lower case while Higgs (after British physicist Peter Higgs) is spelt in the upper case.

The word boson is derived from the surname of Satyendra Nath Bose, who did path-breaking work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s using mathematics to describe the behavioural pattern of bosons - one of the two families of fundamental particles that the universe is classified into.
As a matter of respect to Honorable Shri Satyendra Nath Bose and as a matter of suggestion to CERN to respect Indian scientist, please sigh this petition.

Samarth Yogi Arwind

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