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The Princess of Asturias Foundation

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Peter Higgs, François Englert and European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN

Prince of Asturias Award for Technical & Scientific Research 2013

Statement by François Englert on being bestowed with the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research:

"I am pleased and honoured to be awarded the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award. On this occasion I wish to pay tribute to my colleague and lifelong friend Robert Brout who unfortunately passed away in May 2011. We completed together in 1964 the theory which was confirmed by the impressive CERN discovery."

François Englert
Brussels, 29th May 2013

Statement by Rolf Heuer, director-general of CERN, on being bestowed with the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research:

"It is a great honour for CERN to receive the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, shared with theorists Peter Higgs and François Englert. On behalf of CERN and the thousands of worldwide particle physicists involved in the laboratory’s activities, I graciously accept this prestigious award, which recognises that science is performed through the collaboration of theory and experiment"

Rolf Heuer
Geneva, 29th May 2013

Statement by Peter Higgs on being bestowed with the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research

"I am delighted and greatly honoured to be awarded the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, shared with François Englert and CERN. I too wish to pay tribute to the late Robert Brout who, with his colleague François Englert, initiated a programme of theoretical research, too often associated with my name alone"

Peter Higgs
Edinburgh, 31th May 2013

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