Oct 09, 2013

    God-particle scientists win Nobel physics prize

    PROFESSORS Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel physics prize yesterday for the discovery of the "God particle", the Higgs Boson that explains why mass exists, the jury said.

    The pair were honoured for the "theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of the mass of subatomic particles, and which was recently confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle", the jury said.