Thrilled HRI scientists wait for more ‘God particle’ data
HRI, like many other Indian institutions, was involved in the gigantic Higgs boson project and will continue to be associated with it for further data analysis.
“I have told my students not to sleep for the next month because a lot of data will be generated by this experiment and we will need to analyse them. Our workload has increased and we are excited about it,” said Professor Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya, lead member of the HRI team involved in the project. “Of course, we will have to wait for a few more years before we are sure that this was the particle that everybody has been looking for.”
He added, “Constant interactions with theoretical and experimental physicists at CERN and other countries for further data analysis are going to be the order of the day. We already have some data, but will get the details a little later.”
HRI director Jayanta Kumar Bhattacharya said: “We are an institute for research in theoretical physics. Our involvement has largely been on the peripheral side, mostly concerned with data analysis. But we made some pertinent calculations. It is a great pleasure to be part of such a huge experiment.”
Built in 2007, the Regional Centre for Accelerated-Particle Physics (RECAPP) at HRI (an
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