Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Higgs Boson wins 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics

Englert and Higgs take it!

In other news, water still wet, sky still blue.

Just kidding, it could have gone to all sorts of other deserving people. Still, I don't think anyone was terribly surprised.

Peter Higgs doesn't know yet, though. The Nobel Prize Committee tried to call, but Higgs didn't pick up. If you see him, please let him know.

If you want a little more info, you can read the APS Announcement about the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics.

Or you can check out APS Associate Executive Officer Alan Chodos' explanation of what the Higgs Mechanism is and why the Higgs Boson is important.

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