Physics, particles and prizes at CERN

Britain’s Peter Higgs and Belgium’s François Englert have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson, confirmed last year by experiments at CERN, just outside Geneva. The research centre and its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) allow physicists to probe the deepest secrets of the universe and the tiny particle building blocks that make it up.

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