Saturday, 6 October 2018

Nobel-winning physicist who coined term 'God particle' dies after being forced to sell medal to pay medical bills

Nobel-winning physicist who coined term 'God particle' dies after being forced to sell medal to pay medical bills

An experimental physicist who won a Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking work on subatomic particles has died aged 96. Leon Lederman coined the phrase "God particle", a shorthand description of the then-theoretical Higgs boson, in the title of a 1993 book. His discoveries proved crucial in the identification of the subatomic particle that accounts for matter having mass in 2012.

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