October 9, 2013 | Pippa

It's wonderful news that the scientists who proposed the idea of the Higgs boson 50 years ago have won the Nobel Prize in physics.

Peter Higgs and François Englert predicted the particle to explain how other particles have mass and why our universe is like it is .

It took the largest science experiment in the world, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, to confirm the theory last year. I think the discoveries it will continue to make could well be worthy of future Nobel Prizes.

Find out more about the Large Hadron Collider by visiting the Science Museum's Collider exhibition, open from 13 November 2013.


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Part of the large hadron collider

The Large Hadron Collider fires particles along a circular tube 27 km in circumference.


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