The two physicists who first proposed the existence of the Higgs Boson, François Englert (of the former Free University of Brussels in Belgium) and Peter W. Higgs (at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom), have received the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work. Above: Peter W. Higgs
Higgs Boson physicists receive on Oct. 8 the Nobel Prize, almost one year after a Higgs Boson-like particle was found at the Large Hadron Collider.
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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement:
“The awarded theory is a central part of the Standard Model of particle physics that describes how the world is constructed. According to the Standard Model, everything, from flowers and people to stars and planets, consists of just a few building blocks: matter particles. These particles are governed by forces mediated by force particles that make sure everything works as it should.”
The Standard Model describes the interactions of fundamental particles. The W boson, the carrier of the electroweak force, has a mass that is fundamentally relevant for many predictions, from the energy emitted by our sun to the mass of the elusive Higgs boson. Image © Fermilab