The Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass. U.S. scientists played a significant role in advancing the theory and in discovering the particle that proves the existence of the Higgs field, the Higgs boson.
Physicists and engineers in Brookhaven National Laboratory's Superconducting Magnet Division are in the final stages of assembling "replacement" magnets for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Brookhaven built twenty magnets already installed at the LHC. The replacements are intended to be on hand for as quick a switch as possible if they are needed.
In addition to serving as the U.S. host laboratory for the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, Brookhaven National Laboratory plays multiple roles in this massive international undertaking, ranging from construction and project management to data storage and distribution. Brookhaven and the LHC Web Site