Higgs Boson

World Event Diary – 3rd July, 2012, Tuesday

God Particle’s footprint

Scientist at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research are to announce the discovery of the footprints of ‘Higgs Boson’(the god particle) on July 4, 2012.They have got the evidence that this fundamental particle exists, which can answer several fundamental questions about the universe.Though the researchers aren’t ready to say, they have discovered the particle, but very close to its discovery, its glimpse.
The Phrase ‘God Particle’ is coined by Nobel prize winning physicist Leon Lederman. The experiments are being done at CERN’s atom smasher, the $10-billion large Hadron Collider(LHC). LHC has been creating high-energy collisions of protons to help the researchers understand the phenomenon of dark matter, anti-matter and ultimately the creation of the universe billions of years ago, which according to many theories occurred as a massive explosion, called Big Bang.
The discovery of Higgs Boson will confirm the standard model of Physics that explains why fundamental particles hav mass.
The name ‘Higgs Boson’ came from the name of the physicist Peter Higgs who first proposed a theory to explain how the subatomic particles like electrons, protons and neutrons formed? and What given them their mass?
Cruise terminal being planned at Vighingam
Hitherto conceived only as a container transhipment facility, the proposed port at Vighingam can also have a cruise terminal for luxury liners. It can give boost to the tourism industry in Kovalam which is Kerala’s premier tourism centre It will be first of its kind cruise terminal in India, when implemented.
Also the geophysical survey report provided an unexpected finding that the construction of the transhipment terminal at the proposed site does not require any underwater rock blasting.

Dell to buy Quest

Dell Inc, an enterprise management software maker, will buy Quest Software Inc for $2.4 billion in cash so as to expand its software business and decrease its dependence on the personal computer market. As the personal computer market is declining.

Airbus’s first assembly plant to be built in Alabama

European aerospace giant, Airbus, on Monday, announced that it would build its first assembly plant Alabama, United States. The $600 million plant would make passenger airplanes and will employ 1,000 people when it reaches full production. It will be built in Mobile.