Thursday, October 31, 2013
Congratulations to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert, winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics! Higgs predicted existence of the Higgs Boson in a paper published in 1964, about the same time that Englert published a similar prediction. Carl Hagen, Tom Kibble of Imperial College, and Gerald Guralnik published about a month later. Higgs, 84 years old, has waited nearly 50 years for experimenters at the LHC to discover the Higgs Boson. We will not have to wait as long to confirm a changing speed of light.