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Jury Member Says Nobel Physics Decision 'Wrong'

Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes | about 9 months ago


Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "Phys Org reports that Anders Barany, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, says the Nobel Prize for Physics for finding the the Higgs Boson, the so-called ‘God particle,’ should also have recognized the CERN laboratory where the particle was spotted together with laureates Francois Englert and Peter Higgs. The announcement of the prize, delayed for an hour due to “a lot of discussion,” only mentioned the Swiss lab in a brief note accompanying the decision. Many had expected the lab to share the Nobel Prize. "This has never been done before.It's a fine recognition but I don't think it's enough," said Barany. "It's too watered down, too little to be only mentioned in the text like that. I think it's very clumsy with that kind of text." Although the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to organisations in the past, that has never occurred with the science prizes. “I think those experimental researchers have done incredibly fantastic work and should be rewarded,” concluded Barany."

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