In 1979 Salaam- Winberg- Glashow were awarded nobel prize in Physics for welding together the work of Higgs et al to the work of Yang & Mills to get a consistent theory of elementary particles that goes under the name of standard model. The rest is a foot note. The theoretical consistency of such a theory (renormalizability) was proved by 'tHooft & Veltman which earned them a nobel prize in 1999. That was also independently shown by Lee & Zinn-Justin using different theoretical methods about the same time (back in 1960s)
Now expect the bunch of *** emoting over physics recognition for Indians. Science is cosmopolitan. There are lots of smart people and few prizes.
However, its unfortunate that many of us venture to comment even in such areas where we have limited/no competence!
Varun Sekar >> True, but there is a wider issue, which is the absence of recognition and acknowledgement of modern Indian science, by the international media and general public. Names like Raman, Bose, Saha, Ramanujam, Narlikar, Ramachandran et al, mean nothing to the international media and public in Western( and many non-Western) countries
Very true.. But the fact today is : if you say this, you are considered a chauvinist pig . More than western discourse and deliberate lack of recognition of Indian/Asian scientists by Western media, the most disgusting thing is the sickening attitude of the left liberals who just cannot accept alternative Point Of Views.
On reading JO MB, KOLKATA comments
Seems like Brajesh is right on spot about Bengalies
About the issue of recognition, Abdus Salam actually deserves more credit than Bose on this issue. He was one of the guy along with Weinberg who introduced Higgs bosons in the theory of the Standard Model and apply the Higgs mechanism to electroweak symmetry breaking. Salam provided a mathematical postulation while observing the interaction between the Higgs boson and the electroweak symmetry theory.
For this achievement, Salam, Glashow, and Weinberg were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979.
I advise u not to leave Chicago ever and come down here in Bengal ...if we find that u did...we will flog u mercilessly !