‘Ek Onkar — a real force’
“Ek Onkar…” or the ‘oneness in the creation’, chanted as a devotional melody, is now being scientifically studied as the “grand unification” of all forces in nature. Eminent physicist Prof Goran Senjanovic and Panjab University’s Prof CS Aulakh are working to demystify this ‘unexplained union’ of all forces.
The PU’s physics department is among the four coveted research centres in the country where scientists are currently studying this grand unification.
The electro-magnetic, strong and weak nuclear forces, are all aspects of only one force in nature, simplifies Prof Senjanovic in an interview to The Tribune.
A faculty at the prestigious International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy, Prof Senjanovic has more than 100 well-cited research papers to his credit according to Spires database of particle physics literature at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Centre.
“There are speculations in the physics fraternity that all the forces and particles in the universe are one. We hope to prove that all forces are one and all particles are one. ” said Aulakh. Senjanovic also contributed in developing “see-saw mechanism” in particle physics and discovering the properties of “neutrino”, a sub-nuclear particle that is the hardest to detect.
“Since everything in the micro world should have left right symmetry, the heavy (right) partner of the ultra light (left) neutrino is being searched for at the famous Large Hedron Collider at Geneva,” said Senjanovic, who was in town to deliver a series of 10 lectures at the recently concluded “school of theoretical physics” at PU.