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2 win physics Nobel for Higgs boson theory

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British physicist Peter Higgs and Belgium's Francois Englert were awarded the Nobel physics prize Tuesday for their theory on how the most basic building blocks of the universe acquire mass, eventually forming the world we know today.

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Nobel Prize winner for Physics, Belgium's Francois Englert speaks during a news conference at the University of Brussels on Tuesday. Englert and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theory on how the most basic building blocks of the universe acquire mass, eventually forming the world we know today.

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It took nearly 50 years, but Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for figuring out how the universe's most basic building blocks acquire mass and form the world we know today.
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    • British physicist Peter Higgs and Belgium's Francois Englert were awarded the Nobel physics prize Tuesday for their theory on how the most basic building blocks of the universe acquire mass, eventually forming the world we know today.
    • Nobel Prize winner for Physics, Belgiumís Francois Englert speaks during a news conference at the University of Brussels on Tuesday. Englert and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theory on how the most basic building blocks of the universe acquire mass, eventually forming the world we know today.
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