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Peter Higgs

( Born in England in 1929, A british physicist, he is best known for his 1960s proposal of broken symmetry in electroweak theory, explaining the origin of mass of elementary particles in general and of the W and Z bosons in particular. This is called the Higgs Mechanism

Robert Brout

( A belgian theoretical physicists in particle physics. In collaboration with Francois Englert, discovered how mass can be generated for gauge particles in the presence of a local abelian and non-abelian gauge symmetry.

Francois Englert

( A Belgian theoretical physicist who worked with Brout and Higgs. He developed theories of the Higgs boson and fields


( a puzzling question or problem

Higgs Field

( In particle physics, the Higgs mechanism is a theoretical framework which explains how the masses of the W and Z bosons arise through spontaneous electroweak symmetry breaking.

Higgs Boson

( A particle predicted by theory. It is linked with the mechanism by which physicists think particles acquire mass.

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