2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for the theoretical discovery of the Higgs mechanism

A Higgs candidate decaying to two Z bosons in the ATLAS detector

Today, Tuesday October 8th, the Swedish Royal Academy has announced the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics and it has been awarded to Prof. Englert and Prof. Higgs, "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"

The Particle Physics Research Centre at Queen Mary University of London is part of the ATLAS Collaboration and its members have leading roles in the operations of the detector and the analysis of LHC data which led to this discovery.

An important milestone has been achieved with this discovery towards a more complete and accurate understanding of the laws of nature.