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2013 Nobel Prize in Physics

 

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Graduate School of Science / Faculty of Science
2013/10/10

The Nobel Prize in Physics, which was announced on 8 October 2013, was awarded to Francois Englert, professor emeritus at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, and Peter W. Higgs, professor emeritus of the University of Edinburgh, UK, “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”.

Event display of a 4-muon candidate in the ATLAS detector. ATLAS Experiment © 2012 CERN (License: CC-BY-SA-3.0) http://cds.cern.ch/record/1605821

Event display of a 4-muon candidate in the ATLAS detector. ATLAS Experiment © 2012 CERN (License: CC-BY-SA-3.0) http://cds.cern.ch/record/1605821

In total, 110 Japanese researchers from 16 universities and research institutes contributed to the discovery of the Higgs boson. Professor Shinji Asai’s group at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Science and Professor Tomio Kobayashi’s group at the University of Tokyo’s International Center for Elementary Particle Physics produced outstanding research as part of the ATLAS group of more than 3,000 researchers from 38 countries, analyzing data produced by the LHC experiment at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.

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Graduate School of Science
International Center for Elementary Particle Physics
Todai Research Feature Story (2012/01/20)
Todai Research LHC Announcement (2011/12/13)
Nobel Foundation
Nobel Foundation press release
CERN
CERN press release
LHC
ATLAS Experiment
CMS Experiment

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