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Nobel Prize in physics

Oct 8, 2013 — Also: Boston school bus drivers go on strike, China warns the U.S. over the debt ceiling, and North Korea steps up its military alert.
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Oct 8, 2013 — Britain's Peter Higgs and Belgium's Francois Englert were cited by the Royal Swedish Academy for the "theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles."
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Oct 17, 2012 — This year's Nobel Prize in physics celebrates amazing experiments that have the potential to elucidate some of Nature's deepest secrets. They also and have the potential to lead us down the path to a world transformed by revolutionary quantum applications.
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Oct 9, 2012 — Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the United States have been honored for their work on the interaction between life and matter — in particular, the "fundamental interactions between light particles and matter."
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Oct 4, 2011 — Nobody expected the result. Nobody knew what to do with it. It came as a complete surprise. It sent cosmologists back to their blackboards, rethinking the structure of the universe and its history. Now the work has earned a Nobel Prize.
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Oct 4, 2011 — Their discovery that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace was "astounding," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says. It suggests that "dark energy" is pushing the universe apart.
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