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
Interestingly, the noncommutative Standard Model discussed here naturally reproduces the ingeneous, spontaneous symmetry breaking mechanism that is found at the basis of the above Nobel-Prize-winning work. In fact, it seems hard to avoid this kind of symmetry breaking mechanism in all such noncommutative models, as will also be discussed next week in Leiden.
Englert’s relevant contribution was written jointly with Robert Brout, who passed away in 2011:
and Higgs’s work starts with
The relevant papers from the ATLAS and CMS experiments can be found on the arXiv: