The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics

October 8, 2013

François Englert and Peter Higgs meet for the first time, at CERN, when the discovery of a Higgs particle was announced to the world on  July 4, 2012 (credit: CERN)

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 has been awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.