On 08 Oct 2013, at 23:56, LizR wrote:
Today the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to François
Englert (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) and Peter W. Higgs
(University of Edinburgh, UK). The official citation is “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.”
I know him very well. I begun my work in his team, with Robert Brout.
He asked me how to apply QM in cosmology, and I refer to the MWI. He
added some footnote in one of his papers, just referring to Everett's
original work, without any detail. He didn't like this, but somehow
understood it is hard to make sense of quantum cosmology without it.
I am happy that after 50 years he is recognized as one the main
discover of the "Higgs boson". I am happy for Higgs too.
Now, the Nobel prize itself has been obscured by "Obama's peace
prize", like if it was giving him the right to use drones to kill
civilians, or to sign the NDAA ... Englert should have refuse it,
perhaps, like Sartre in France or Perelman in Russia, ... I am not
really serious, as it seems than the scientific Nobel prize is more
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