Thursday, 10 October 2013

Oh how Noble!

I'm not really one to write about Physics, but I feel that this accolade deserves to be written about.

Peter Higgs and Francois Englert will both share this year's Physics Noble prize for the discovery of the Boson particle. This particle was first referred to in the 1960s where they tried to explain why even the most basic points of the Universe will still carry mass, but it was not until 2012 when the Large Hadron Collider was used and the particle (The Higgs Boson) was finally discovered at CERN.

A fantastic quote taken from the secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, really sums up the importance of the recognition of the work done, by these 2 physicists "This year's prize is about something small that makes all the difference". Not only does phrase sum up the importance of the Boson particle but it also recognises many other scientific breakthroughs.

Generally now, everything developed or discovered is microscopic yet the possibilities they hold can be breathtaking and could potentially make the world of difference.

Explorer Fact: Both Physicists are over the age of 80. Francois is 80 and Peter is 84! Which means they first touched about the Particle when they were merely in their early 30s.

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