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Princess of Asturias Awards

10/08/2013

Peter Higgs and François Englert, joint 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, win the Nobel Prize for Physics

They are to visit Oviedo this coming 25th October to receive the award from HRH Prince Felipe de Borbón.

Peter Higgs | ©CERN. ©FPA

Physicists Peter Higgs and François Englert have won the Nobel Prize for Physics. This follows the recognition of their work, on 29th May last, with the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, shared with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).  They are to visit Oviedo this coming 25th October to receive the award from HRH Prince Felipe de Borbón.

The jury unanimously decided to bestow the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research jointly on physicists Peter Higgs (UK) and François Englert (Belgium) and the international institution CERN, the European Laboratory of Particle Physics, for "the theoretical prediction and experimental detection of the Higgs boson.  In 1964, the pioneering work of Higgs and of Englert and Brout (the latter died in 2011) established the theoretical basis for the existence of the so-called Higgs boson. This particle completes the Standard Model, which describes the fundamental components of Nature, and is responsible for certain elementary particles possessing mass".

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