Nobel Prize for Higgs Mechanism

This year’s Nobel Prize for physics went to Fran├žois 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.” It was a long time coming, but now with the Higgs boson in hand the work begins to find out exactly what type of Higgs boson it is and if any of its properties suggest the existence of other new particles or even new principles of Nature.

Francois Englert Francois Englert

Peter Higgs Peter Higgs