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  • ** FILE ** In this Wednesday, July 4, 2012, file photo Belgian  physicist Francois Englert, left, and British physicist Peter Higgs right, answer journalist's question about the scientific seminar to deliver the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland. Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the Nobel physics prize on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone/Martial Trezzini, File)

    Francois Englert and Peter Higgs win Nobel physics prize

    Physicists Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theoretical discoveries on how subatomic particles acquire mass.

  • Physicists say they have found a Higgs boson

    It helps solve one of the most fundamental riddles of the universe: how the Big Bang created something out of nothing 13.7 billion years ago.

  • AP Interview: CERN chief firmer on 'God particle'

    The world should know with certainty by the middle of this year whether a subatomic particle discovered by scientists is a long-sought Higgs boson, the head of the world's largest atom smasher said Saturday.

  • Scottish actor Ewan McGregor (Associated Press)

    Stella McCartney, Ewan McGregor among queen's New Year's honorees

    Stella McCartney, who designed the uniforms worn by Britain's record-smashing Olympic team, and Scottish physicist Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the so-called "God particle," are among the hundreds being honored by Queen Elizabeth II this New Year's.

  • McCartney, 'God particle' scientist get honors

    Stella McCartney, who designed the uniforms worn by Britain's record-smashing Olympic team, and Scottish physicist Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the so-called "God particle," are among the hundreds being honored by Queen Elizabeth II this New Year.

  • McCartney, 'God particle' scientist get honors

    Stella McCartney, who designed the uniforms worn by Britain's record-smashing Olympic team, and Scottish physicist Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the so-called "God particle," are among the hundreds being honored by Queen Elizabeth II this New Year.

  • McCartney, 'God particle' scientist get honors

    Stella McCartney, who designed the uniforms worn by Britain's record-smashing Olympic team, and Scottish physicist Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the so-called "God particle," are among the hundreds being honored by Queen Elizabeth II this New Year.

  • This undated photo of a painting provided by the Bangiya Vigyan Parishad or the Bengal Science Society in Kolkata, India shows Indian scientist Satyendranath Bose. While much of the world was celebrating the international cooperation that led to last week's breakthrough in identifying the existence of the Higgs boson particle, many in India were smarting over what they saw as a slight against one of their greatest scientists. (AP Photo/ Bangiya Vigyan Parishad)

    India: Enough about Higgs, let's discuss the boson

    While much of the world was celebrating the international cooperation that led to last week's breakthrough in identifying the existence of the Higgs boson particle, many in India were smarting over what they saw as a slight against one of their greatest scientists.

  • Higgs boson discovery raises new questions

    While the discovery of the Higgs boson — nicknamed "God particle" to the chagrin of many scientists and theologians — may conclude one query into the frontiers of physics, experts already say it will throw open the door to new dimensions of research.

  • Eureka! Physicists celebrate evidence of particle

    Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher hailed the discovery of "the missing cornerstone of physics" Wednesday, cheering the apparent end of a decades-long quest for a new subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, or "God particle," which could help explain why all matter has mass and crack open a new realm of subatomic science.

  • A closer look at the Higgs boson

    Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher near Geneva have announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle that looks remarkably like the long-sought Higgs boson. Sometimes called the "God particle" because its existence is fundamental to the creation of the universe, the hunt for the Higgs involved thousands of scientists from all over the world.

  • Rolf Heuer, director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), answers questions July 4, 2012, during a scientific seminar in Meyrin, Switzerland, to deliver the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson. (Associated Press/Keystone)

    Eureka! Physicists celebrate evidence of 'God particle'

    Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher hailed the discovery of "the missing cornerstone of physics" Wednesday, cheering the apparent end of a decades-long quest for a new subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, or "God particle," which could help explain why all matter has mass and crack open a new realm of physics.

  • APNewsBreak: Proof of 'God particle' found

    Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher plan to announce Wednesday that they have gathered enough evidence to show that the long-sought "God particle" answering fundamental questions about the universe almost certainly does exist.

  • APNewsBreak: Evidence of 'God particle' found

    Physicists say they have all but proven that the "God particle" exists. They have a footprint and a shadow, and the only thing left is to see for themselves the elusive subatomic particle believed to give all matter in the universe size and shape.

  • **FILE** A physicist explains the ATLAS experiment on a board May 20, 2011, at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) outside Geneva. The illustration shows what the long-presumed Higgs boson particle is thought to look like. (Associated Press)

    Evidence of 'God particle' found

    Scientists believe the "God particle" that might explain the underpinnings of the universe is real, and they are about to present their evidence to the world.

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