Peter Higgs FRS is amongst the recipients of the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.

The award was made jointly to physicists Peter Higgs FRS (UK) and François Englert (Belgium) and the international institution CERN, the European Laboratory of Particle Physics, for the theoretical prediction and experimental detection of the Higgs boson.

ATLAS detector, CERN. Credit, CERN

On receiving the award in recognition for his pioneering work, Peter Higgs said: “I am delighted and greatly honoured to be awarded the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, shared with François Englert and CERN. I too wish to pay tribute to the late Robert Brout who, with his colleague François Englert, initiated a programme of theoretical research, too often associated with my name alone”.

Established in 1981, the essential aims of the Prince of Asturias Awards are to contribute to encouraging and promoting the scientific, cultural and humanistic values that form part of mankind’s universal heritage.

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