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A look at the Large Hadron Collider, which scientists used to prove that the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle that is central to physics’ Standard Model, existed. Physicists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics for postulating the 1964 theory that the CERN scientists proved in 2012.
July 4, 2012Belgian physicist Francois Englert, left, and British physicist Peter Higgs, shown at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva, have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics for their work on the theory of the Higgs boson, the elusive subatomic particle that plays a crucial role in the fabric of the universe. Martial Trezzini/European Pressphoto Agency