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The Nobel Prize in Physics Is Really a Nobel Prize in Math

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Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider, receiving the infrastructural improvements that have kept it offline since February 2013.

Credit: CERN

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for the prediction of the Higgs boson, which was experimentally confirmed 50 years later with the help of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). But how did Englert and Higgs theorize their particle, so long before the evidence was in hand?

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