The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Peter Higgs and Fran├žois Englert

Monday, October 7, 2013


The prize was awarded  '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'.


The ATLAS group at Carleton played a major role in the discovery of the Higgs boson which was announced last year.

Official Nobel Announcement