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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013
François Englert, Peter Higgs

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Peter Higgs - Facts

Peter W. Higgs

Peter W. Higgs

Born: 29 May 1929, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Prize motivation: "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"

Field: particle physics

Prize share: 1/2

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