Thursday, February 01, 2007

Reflections on Physics by C.N. Yang

C.N. Yang did a reflection on physics and his life during his last visit to CERN. As someone who has made several key contribution to the field of elementary particle physics, he certainly had a front-row seat to what has been going on in that field for the past 50 years.

I like what he said at the end of the article.

In the meantime, what does he think will be the most important discovery at the LHC? "Everybody is focusing on the Higgs and most feel it will be discovered," he observes. "But," he adds, "it may be more exciting eventually if it is not discovered."

That would certainly turn physics upside down.


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