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Higgs, Englert Win Nobel for Physics

Fan favorites win the Nobel. Britain’s Peter Higgs and Belgium’s François Englert won the Nobel Prize in Physics for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson, the so-called God particle that explains why elementary matter has mass. In a statement, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences gave credit for Higgs and Englert for discovering the particle that “describes how the world is constructed.”