The Higgs wins Nobel

The 2013 Nobel prize for physics was awarded to François Englert and Peter Higgs for their work on the theory of how matter obtains mass. Their work was confirmed by the discovery of a Higgs boson at CERN on July 4, 2012. (Image credit: CERN)
On July 4, 2012, scientists at CERN announced the discovery of an essential part of the Standard Model of particle physics: the Higgs boson. The search for the Higgs at experiments at the Large Hadron Collider was an international effort involving thousands of people, with physicists and engineers from US institutions playing a significant role throughout.

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