Nobel Prize In Physics For Higgs Boson Scientists
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
One of the greatest scientific experiments to have ever been undertaken has captured the imagination of millions around the world over the last few decades, the search for the Higgs Boson (often wrongly referred to as the God Particle). This ranged from people who wanted a deeper understanding of how our universe was created and works, to the loons that thought the CERN partial accelerator was going to blow a hole in space time. Yet one thing is for certain, understand the science or not, I bet you’ve heard of CERN, the epic Large Hadron Collider (LHC) or at least Peter Higgs.
The Large Hadron Collider is one of the greatest technical achievements in human history, it was and still is the largest scientific experiment in the world, it takes hundreds of scientists to operate, thousands more to understand via global cooperation and team work and its creation spawn many new technologies that will be used around the world. CERN, the centre where the LHC is located was practically the birth place of the internet you know!
For all their work, two scientists have won the Nobel prize in physics for their work on the theory of the Higgs boson. Peter Higgs from the UK and Francois Englert from Belgium will share the prize.
The Higgs boson was the elusive particle that the physicists proposed would explain why all things in the universe have mass.
Thank you BBC for providing us with this information.
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