Nobel Prize in Physics

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2 Win Physics Nobel for Subatomic Particle 'Flavors'

Japan's Takaaki Kajita, Canada's Arthur McDonald win, latter is still sleepy

(Newser) - Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada have just become the 200th and 201st Nobel physics laureates for discovering that subatomic particles with almost no mass switch between different "flavors." The omnipresent neutrinos are difficult to study because they hardly ever interact with anything else, reports... More »

Higgs, Englert Win Nobel Prize for 'God Particle'

Physics prize delayed by an hour

(Newser) - Five decades after they first theorized the existence of the so-called "God particle," physicists Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics today, the AP reports. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences praised the scientists' "theoretical discovery of a... More »

US, French Quantum Physicists Win Nobel

Their work could lead to super-fast computer

(Newser) - Two quantum physicists have won this year's Nobel Prize for Physics for their work measuring quantum particles, which could one day lead to an ultra-fast computer. Before the work of French scientist Serge Haroche and American David Wineland, researchers didn't think it was possible to measure the particles... More »

3 Americans Win Nobel for Finding Expanding Universe

Americans independently made same discovery

(Newser) - The universe isn't just expanding, it's expanding faster every day. Three American scientists who made that discovery have won the Nobel Prize in Physics today for their efforts, the AP reports. The men were split between two competing research teams during the 1990s, with Saul Perlmutter on one... More »

Scientists Win Nobel for Atom-Thin Material

'Groundbreaking' work thought to have implications in electronics

(Newser) - Russian-born scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov shared the Nobel Prize in Physics today for "groundbreaking experiments" with a new material expected to play a large role in electronics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited Geim and Novoselov, who are both linked to universities in Britain, for experiments... More »

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