Drs. Peter Higgs and François Englert have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, along with a $1.2 million reward, for the discovery of the “God particle” that could explain how the universe’s elementary particles obtained their mass, shortly after the Big Bang event. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the winners at a press conference held this morning in Stockholm, Sweden. Congratulations, doctors.
Also, from a different perspective, the discovery of electricity and the awarded Nobel Peace Prize ushered in a world full of artificial light, and the discovery of quantum physics gave rise to semiconductors and thus electronics. So, with the award presented to the Higgs Boson, there’s not telling what can be made of it — yet.