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The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for the so-called “Higgs boson particle”

The prize has been awarded to Peter Higgs and François Englert for their work in the 1960’s describing how certain particles can aquire mass, which has come to be known as the “Higgs mechanism”. Thousands of scientists have participated for many years in the experimental work at CERN “The European Organization for Nuclear Research” to search and confirm the existence of a new particle to be a “Higgs boson”. Thus effectively proving the theoretical work performed more than fifty years ago by today’s Nobel Prize-winning. The ideas of these pioneers in physics will continue to exist, as part of our understanding of the fundamental laws governing the physical universe around us, long after today’s celebrities of politics, business and entertainment have been earthed.


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