As already announced, the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2013 has been awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs “for the theory of how particles acquire mass” (see Press Release). They published the theory independently of each other 1964 in Physical Review Letters (see PRL). In 2012, physicists at the CERN found the particle predicted by Higgs and his colleagues. See a video about The basics of the Higgs boson at YouTube.
Nearly 600 young scientists from around the world have gotten the unique chance to participate in the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, taking place from 30 June – 5 July 2013. They are meeting 35 Nobel Laureates in lectures, discussion sessions and master classes. The scientific programme, dedicated to the Nobel Prize discipline of chemistry, include questions like “How does surface science contribute so solve global energy and environmental issues?”.
Find further information on the 2013 Lindau Meeting including videos and mini lectures at the Mediatheque: