QUASAR Group congratulates Englert and Higgs on Nobel prize in physics

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‌The QUASAR Group congratulates François Englert and Peter W. Higgs on the award of the Nobel prize in physics “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.”

“This is a fantastic recognition of outstanding scientific work”, says QUASAR Group leader Prof. Carsten P. Welsch. “The prediction and discovery of the Higgs particle through the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) marks the culmination of decades of hard work by thousands of scientists and engineers from around the world.”  

The Higgs particle is an important part of the so-called ‘Standard Model’ which describes the fundamental particles from which we, and all the visible matter in the universe, are made, along with the interactions that govern their behavior. The experimental validation of the theoretical prediction of the Higgs particle was only possible with the help of the LHC – the world’s highest energy particle accelerator.

The QUASAR Group is has been contributing for many years to an international effort to continuously optimize LHC performance, e.g. through R&D into advanced beam diagnostics methods.