Higgs boson wins scientists Nobel Prize in physics

By Andrew Grant and Gabriel Popkin

The 1964 prediction of the Higgs boson, which was finally confirmed last year, has won the Nobel Prize in physics.

By identifying the Higgs particle, physicists confirmed the existence of a field that permeates the cosmos and gives mass to certain elementary particles that make up stars, planets and people. The discovery also completed the standard model, which describes the universe's particles and forces, except gravity.

Physicists Peter Higgs of the University of Edinburgh in the UK and Fran...

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