The parents of the Higgs and CERN win the Prince of Asturias Award for Research

09-03-2018 sberg73

Physicists Peter Higgs and François Englert, along with the CERN, have been awarded today with the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research 2013.
Physicists awarded in 1964 were made at the same time and independently, the existence of subatomic particle in the origin of mass, which has been dubbed "Higgs boson" or "scalar boson". The publication of the works of deceased sel Englert and Robert Brout, on the one hand, and Higgs, on the other, describing the symmetry breaking mechanism in the field of quantum field theory, he was a milestone and provided a key to complete the Standard Model of particle physics-the periodic table of the subatomic world and its rules, which explain the operation of the universe.
Nearly 50 years later, on March 30, 2010, CERN scientists then managed the largest scientific experiment the world was considered: the collision, first, of previously accelerated proton beams to obtain energy of 7 teravoltios in Inside the Large Hadron Collider or LHC recreate conditions similar to those that existed when the Big Bang originated. The creation of the first particle of antimatter in the LHC represented the confirmation of physical theories with which it is currently working as the Theory of Relativity and understanding of the formation of the universe. These findings allowed to demonstrate in 2012, after half a century of speculation, the existence of so-called Higgs boson or "God particle", in addition to completing the Standard Model of particle physics, that is, the periodic table of the subatomic world and its rules that explain the workings of the universe.
The finding, which has been considered the greatest discovery in the history of the understanding of nature, can look out the observation of what happened immediately after the Big Bang.