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Principe De Asturias Awards Commemorate Discovery of Higgs Boson

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May 29, 2013
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British and Belgian physicists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert, fathers of the "Higgs Boson" and the CERN organization that confirmed the particle's existence were given the Principe de Asturias Award for Scientific Investigation and Technique.


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