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The Nobel Prize in Physics, 2013

… was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs “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 … Continue reading

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In their own words …

Several of the leading actors in the discovery of spontaneous gauge symmetry breaking as an origin of particle mass have described their personal involvement. Their words carry a special fascination. Interview with Philip Anderson by Alexei Kojevnikov, November 23, 1999, Niels Bohr Library … Continue reading

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American particle physics at CERN and at home

The US needs a strong, well-funded domestic program in particle physics, both to complement major international projects and to contribute to them . . . Read my Point of View in the daily edition of Physics Today, May 31, 2013.

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