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Web Date: October 8, 2013

2013 Nobel Prize In Physics

Awards: Two European researchers recognized for their contributions to particle physics
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: Nobel Prize, Higgs boson, physics

For their development of a theoretical mechanism that describes the origin of mass in subatomic particles, François Englert, an emeritus professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Peter W. Higgs, an emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh, have been honored with the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Working independently, Englert and Higgs and their coworkers proposed their seminal theory in 1964. Confirmation of the . . .

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