| This represents the Standard model of elementary particles: |
You can see representations for 12 fundamental particles
that make up matter (orange and green boxes) and
4 fundamental force carriers (purple boxes).
Dr.'s Higgs and Englert are both Professors Emeritus at University of Edinburgh, UK and Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium respectively. Their theory is central to the Standard Model of particle physics which describes the construction of the world based on the interaction between matter particles and force particles. The Standard Model relies on the existence of the Higgs particle which originates from an invisible field. The theory for which Higgs and Englert received this award describes the process where particles acquire mass when they interact with the invisible field.
Congratulations Dr. François Englert and Dr. Peter W. Higgs! Thank you for your contribution to our understanding of the physical world!
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