Tuesday, March 23, 2010

An Indian boy proves Hawking's theory wrong!

It's been a good weather for India, especially in the field of fundamental sciences and technology, I suppose. One after the other, India has been unveiling its milestone on the hall of flame. Soon after our Venki Ramakrishnan gained the world's attention for his discovery of ribosomal structure, an Indian boy Midhun Namboothiri proved that India has got the world's best brains for that he disputed Stephen Hawking's Black Hole Theory.

The world is stunned at the extravaganza of this young genius who is just a second semester B.Sc. Physics student, who hails from the Majilis Arts and Science College at Puramannur in Valanchery. Midhun has formulated his own theory gaining world attention and leaving his parents Vallaban Namboothiri, a temple priest and Sreedevi, a school teacher to wonder about his immense knowledge in fundamental science.

The high energy particle beam collision experiments which are being performed at CERN are intended to create "miniature black-holes" and to roll back to the conditions of Big Bang. Large Hadron Collider(LHC) which is the world's biggest particle accelerator performs several experiments on high energy particle beam collision especially the collision of high energy proton beam(7 TeV) to reveal the most fundamental laws of nature, based on Stephen Hawking's Black Hole Theory. After having made several analyses upon the Gamma ray emissions, Hawking suggested that after Big Bang, primordial "mini-black holes" were formed. According to his repeated observations and calculations, Stephen Hawking stated that Black holes should thermally create and radiate  sub-atomic particles which is known as "Bekenstein-Hawking Radiation". They radiate until they exhaust their energy and evaporate.

Midhun, through his substantial hope and good scientific skill, however proved that high energy particle beam collision could never produce mini-black holes, giving a good shake to the present scientific belief. He made his point by comparing the energy of the cosmic-rays from particle collisions(artificial) with that of the natural cosmic ray that emanated from the sun. He found that the energy of the cosmic ray that arose from the sun is several times greater than than of cosmic rays produced from particle beam collision.Further he justifies that there is no black hole in the sun and so it is unlikely that there will be a black hole when high energy sub-atomic particle beams collide inside the circular accelerator at CERN.

Initially he presented his theory to the Indian Institute of Science, IISc at Bengaluru. The officials redirected his theories to CERN. Having got inspired by his new idea, the CERN authorities inducted him into the LHC experiment and made him a part of ATLAS collaboration which is one of the six particle detector experiments of the LHC. 

As a crowning appreciation, he has been given online access to the experiments performed by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) by the world's biggest brains who considered the "relativity theories" put forth by him. Midhun, now performs experiments through Internet from his home in Naduvattam.

(Thanks to "The Hindu" for the picture)


  1. Yes Amrit. Now, Midhun is the youngest of the world's biggest brains, I suppose. That's enough to raise India to the International standards. But, there is another point. Who knows? He might take up the American citizenship, when he succeeds. Like Venki Ramakrishnan did. ?!