Jul 4, 2012


Was very excited this morning at all the coverage Higgs boson was getting. My faith in popular media is restored.

It inevitably reminded me of the Rig veda, particularly the Nasadiya sukta [10th mandalam]. This verse is the most appropriate salute to this moment, to the eternal quest that nameless whoever of the Rig Veda and the scientists of today share. 

'Who really knows? And who can really tell? When it was born and where this creation come from?
The Gods came after; Who then knows when the universe first came into being?
That out of which this universe came, perhaps it held it firm perhaps it did not,
He who looks down from the heavens only he knows or perhaps not'

Ah, the romanticism of Physics.

July 04, 2012