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Peter W. Higgs

nobel prize for physics


Details of the Nobel Prize awarded to Peter W. Higgs
Full Name
of the recipient
Peter W. Higgs
AwardNobel Prize in Physics
Year of Award2013
Share in Award50.0%
Award Shared withFran├žois Englert (50.0%)
Motivation
for the Award
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
Affiliation
at the Time of Award
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Place of BirthNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom GBR
Date of Birth29 May 1929
Age
at the time of Award
83 years
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