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Why did Peter Higgs miss the true nature of Higgs Mechanism?

July 18, 2010

To us, Peter Higgs comes across as a person of great integrity and honesty. He has candidly acknowledged the contributions of Yoichiro Nambu, Anderson and others physicists in the development of the Higgs Mechanism. The concept of the Higgs mechanism originated in Peter Higgs’ mind, to quote Peter Rodgers again: …when he read a paper by Yoichiro Nambu that based a theory of elementary particles on an analogy with the BCS theory of superconductivity. Higgs says, “Although my name gets thrown around in this context, it was Nambu who showed how fermion masses would be generated in a way that was analogous to the formation of the energy gap in a superconductor.” In 1963, Phil Anderson pointed out that the equivalent of a Goldstone boson in a superconductor could become massive due to its electromagnetic interactions.
When Peter Higgs observed the scientific puzzles associated with the variation of masses in the superconductor, he realized that there is some hidden mechanism in nature that works behind the puzzle of mass. Nevertheless, when the Higgs mechanism was revealed to him, he made a small misinterpretation. In fact, he was in search of the strong force, one of the fundamental forces of particle physics. It seems that when the utmost binding character of the strong force itself started interacting with him; he failed to identify it as the strong force. When he realized that there is some hidden field that engulfs and gives mass to everything; it was a clear signal from nature that it was the strong force that was interacting with him.I am interested in communicating with Peter Higgs about some of the important things that have resulted in his scientific conclusions between 1960 and 1979. Indeed, there is some simple mechanism in nature. If one concentrates on or gets deeply involved with any given idea with a single-minded focus; nature will definitely interact with that person and reveal the specific answer whenever the inner and the outer space-times become ripe. This is a simple yet profound mechanism that exists in the cosmos in the form of quantum entanglement[i].

In one of the turning points of his life, Peter Higgs witnessed this eternal state of transformation. In this state, the observer becomes part of that which is observed and all forms of the difference that exist between the observer and the observed gets eliminated. This is the same state of intuition from which Bohr discovered the shape of the atom, Archimedes used to get answers to many–a–thing, from where Buddha spoke, Nicholas Tesla did his wonders, Wright Brothers invented flight, Kristian Birkeland did his ‘Terrella Experiment’[ii]. This is the same state from which Maxwell, Schrödinger, Feynman, Heisenberg and other quantum champions used, to speak.

The evolution of discovery-revelation is a dynamic process of interaction between the seeker of the truth and the Nature. More open the inquiry the more accurate shall be the product of this dynamic interaction. More often than not, the known residing in the mind of the seeker corrupts this process wherein the seeker jumps to conclusions while interpreting what has been revealed or discovered. Such premature conclusions derail the process from reaching a mature comprehension of the underlying principles.

It seems that such a pitfall has occurred in the case of Peter Higgs also despite him being a man of great integrity and honesty. That is why he has missed the “True Nature” of the Higgs Mechanism: the strong force that binds everything.

In fact, I had already completed the manuscript related with the Theory of Everything, which explores the hidden root of the strong force that binds everything in the universe extending from the minute sub-atomic realm to the vast cosmos, even before I came across Peter Higgs and the W & Z bosons.

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[i] Quantum Entanglement: On October 8, 2003, Russian scientists presented a paper on the ‘’Vortex Theory’ at the 53rd International Conference on Nuclear Spectroscopy, and Nuclear Structure, ‘Nucleus 2003’, sponsored by the Russian Academy of Sciences. Furthermore, the first ‘Trans-Atlantic Experiment’ held on a pair of radiated and entangled chips, by keeping them thousands of miles apart in the United States and France. The result of this experiment has proved that when the particles are emitted by the same object they are connected or entangled to one another even if they are separated by a large distance. This illustrates the mysterious phenomenon of Quantum Entanglement. For more details go to URL

[ii] Kristian Olaf Birkeland (1867 – 1917) was a Norwegian scientist. He is best remembered as the person who first elucidated the nature of the Aurora Borealis. In order to fund his research on the aurorae, he invented the electromagnetic canon and the Birkeland-Eyde of fixing nitrogen from the air. Birkeland was nominated for the Noble Prize seven times (Courtesy: Wikipedia). Birkeland’s largest ‘Terrella Experiment’ was carried out in 1913 in a large vacuum chamber of 1,000 liters capacity with terrellas of 24 and 36 cm in diameter. This apparatus became very well known for its ability to recreate Aurora effects. That terrella was restored in 1995 by Terje Brundtland and is now demonstrated to visitors at the Auroral Observatory in Tromsø, Norway. (Courtesy: Terje Brundtland’s article on ‘The Birkeland Terrella

To see the picture of the Terrella Experiment’ visit

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