The week at a glance...Europe
Higgs wins for boson: The theorists who predicted the famous “God particle,” which was finally discovered last year at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, have won the Nobel Prize in physics. Peter Higgs of Britain, considered the father of the Higgs boson, shares the award with François Englert of Belgium. The subatomic particle is what imbues other particles with mass. U.S.-based scientists swept the other science awards given out this week: Two Americans and an Austrian won the chemistry prize for using quantum physics to predict chemical reactions, while two Americans and a German took the medicine prize for identifying how hormones and enzymes are transported in cells.