Today in Stockholm, Sweden, the European Physical Society High Energy Physics Division announced the winners of its 2013 prizes. The ATLAS and CMS collaborations, and a young experimental physicist from LHCb were among the winners.
The 2013 High Energy and Particle Physics Prize, for an outstanding contribution to high-energy physics, was awarded to the ATLAS and CMS collaborations, “for the discovery of a Higgs boson, as predicted by the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism”, and to Michel Della Negra, Peter Jenni, and Tejinder Virdee, “for their pioneering and outstanding leadership roles in the making of the ATLAS and CMS experiments”.
The 2013 Young Experimental Physicist Prize, for outstanding work by one or more young physicists in the field of particle physics and or particle astrophysics, was awarded to Diego Martinez Santos “for his outstanding contributions to the trigger and commissioning of the LHCb experiment, and the analyses leading to first evidence for the rare decay B0s→μ+μ- [B0s to two muons]”.
The 2013 Outreach Prize, for outstanding outreach achievement connected with high-energy physics and or particle astrophysics, was awarded to Don Lincoln of Fermilab, “for communicating in multiple media the excitement of high-energy physics to high-school students and teachers, and the public at large”.