Gaurav Tiwari

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Finally a Physics Nobel Prize for Higgs boson Theorists

higgs-and-englertThe 2013 Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for their remarkable contributions to the theory of Higgs boson “God Particles”. It came after 50 years Peter Higgs, Robert Brout, Gerald Guralnik, C R Hagen, T. W. B. Kibble and Francois Englert independently announced the existence of Higgs boson in 1964 to put the theory to the world how the mass comes into existence in objects. On 8th October 2013, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the results for year’s most anticipated award in Physics. It was sure for at least these two physicists to get the prize after the elementary particle Higgs boson was confirmed to exist on 14th March 2013 with the help of Lard Hadron Collider under CERN. It’s however very irritating to think why the other physicists like R. Brout, G. S. Guralnik, C. R. Hagen, and T. W. B. Kibble, who also made important contributions to the same, were not considered for the prize.

“Image (c)CERN”


Photo Archives from ‘Only Gaurav’

Only Gauravwas a photo-blog, I operated parallel to MY DIGITAL NOTEBOOK. Both sites worked well together until February 2012. After February 2012, I got busy in college stuffs and my blogging life took a huge leap of one year. MY DIGITAL NOTEBOOK was able to survive this gap and now it is continuously getting updated. On the other hand, ‘Only Gaurav‘ wasn’t that lucky. It was neglected due to several reasons. Starting from January 2013, I’m regularly using  Flickr for storing and sharing media, so there seems no chance that I’ll be posting on ‘Only Gaurav‘. Who knows if the blog itself will be wiped-out in nearby future. This gallery is a small collection of some memorable shots which I don’t want to lose any way.

I know these photos aren’t very good, but remember that most were captured using a 2 Megapixels’ mobile-camera. You can visit my Flickr photo gallery for much better shots.

Four way valid expression

People really like to twist the numbers and digits bringing fun into life. For example, someone asks, “how much is two and two?” : the answer should be four according to basic (decimal based) arithmetic. But the same  with base three (in ternary number system) equals to 11. Two and Two also equals to Twenty Two. Similarly there are many ways you can add them and get different results.

Dmitri A. Borgmann, the German recreationalist, puzzler and father of logology, noticed the following expression


which is valid in following four ways:

  1. Usual Decimal Summation:
    11+2=13 & 13-1=12 $ \Rightarrow$ 11+2-1=12.
  2. As Roman Numerals:
    XI + II = XIII     & XIII – I = XII $ \Rightarrow$ XI+II-I=XII.
  3. As set of Characters:
    11 added 2 = 112 & 112 removed 1= 12
  4. As set of letters:
&              ELEVENTWO - ONE = LEVETW = TWELVE.

So, is there any other expression like this?

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