Peter Higgs, after whom the Higgs boson particle was named, and Francois Englert are likely candidates to win this year's Nobel Prize in physics, Reuters predicts.
Two scientists who predicted the existence of the Higgs boson — the mysterious particle that explains why elementary matter has mass — are Thomson Reuters' top tips to win this year's Nobel Prize in physics.
Recognition for a discovery that made headlines worldwide will come as no surprise, but deciding who deserves the glory is a tricky matter for the prize committee, which will announce its winner or winners on Oct. 8.
The will of Alfred Nobel limits the prize to a maximum of three people. Yet, six scientists published relevant papers in 1964, and thousands more have worked to detect the Higgs at the CERN research center's giant particle-smasher near Geneva.
Written By: Ben Hirschler
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