Tuesday, October 8, 2013

News the HP Doesn't Cover: Tel Aviv Prof Shares Nobel

The Nobel prizes are being awarded, and an Israeli is one of the winners:
Physicists François Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery of the Higgs particle, it was announced on Tuesday.
Englert, 80, is a Sackler Professor by Special Appointment in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Tel Aviv University, among other appointments, and is a Holocaust survivor.TAU spokeswoman Reut Katz told The Times of Israel that the university has had “a deep connection” with Englert for many years.“Professor Englert is a Belgian Jew, a professor emeritus at the University of Brussels and has had close research ties with the Tel Aviv University for the past thirty years,” the TAU said in a statement, adding that Englert is a senior professor of special status at the TAU School of Physics who regularly visits, teaches and consults on research.During a special lecture in Tel Aviv in April, the university said, Engler delivered a lecture explaining the work for which he has just received the Nobel Prize.In awarding the Nobel Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the two scientists for the “theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles.”

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