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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was 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"

[From http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2013/]

More information:

Popular level: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2013/popular-physicsprize2013.pdf

Advanced level: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2013/advanced-physicsprize2013.pdf

Englert's paper [free to read]: http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v13/i9/p321_1

Higgs's paper [free to read]: http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v13/i16/p508_1

Updated [According to Physics Today's Facebook]:

"At the Nobel press conference, the chair of the physics committee spoke to Francois Englert, who fielded questions from reporters. He said," Now, I'm very happy!" He also said that the four biggest questions remaining in physics are:

1. Is there supersymmetry?

2. What is dark matter?

3. What is dark energy? (which Englert said was harder to answer than dark matter)

4. How do we quantize gravity?

The chairman has so far been unable to reach Peter Higgs".

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