The Royal Swedish Academy of Science just announced the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics. This years winners are not very surprising at all however the press conference was delayed a full hour and a half and social media was filled with rumors of why since the Academy are usually announcing the winner on time. The press conference have never been delayed more than 5-10 minutes in the past. The simple reason that it was delayed this year was because one of the winners where “in hiding” and the Academy couldn’t reach him.
…and the winners are (surprise, surprise) professor Peter W. Higgs of University of Edinburgh and professor François Englert of Université Libre de Bruxelles “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”.
Congratulations to both winners, it is very well deserved.