From CERN: “Watch CERN physicists react to Nobel announcement”

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Cameras were rolling in CERN’s building 40 on Tuesday when members of the ATLAS and CMS collaborations heard the news from the Swedish Academy of Sciences that François Englert and Peter W. Higgs had received the 2013 Nobel prize in physics. Watch their reaction in the video above.

The Nobel prize was awarded to Englert and Higgs “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.” The ATLAS and CMS collaborations announced their discovery of the particle at CERN on 4 July 2012.

As the news came through from Stockholm, CERN physicists burst into applause, and CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer gave a spontaneous speech congratulating the theoretical physicists for the award and the experimental physicists at CERN for their discovery.

The ATLAS and CMS collaborations each involves more than 3000 people from all around the world. They have constructed sophisticated instruments – particle detectors – to study proton collisions at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), itself a highly complex instrument involving many people and institutes in its construction.

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