Ukrainian scientists involved in the discovery of the Higgs boson


By the opening of the Higgs boson, for which the Nobel Prize in physics, and Ukrainian scientists are involved, so this award is a recognition of the achievements and domestic science. This was emphasized by the chairman of the State Agency for Science, Innovation and Information Vladimir Seminozhenko, the press service of Gosinformnauki.

"We are proud to be the greatest discovery of this century and Ukrainian scientists involved.’s Very important that a key element of the system — a special detector — has been successfully designed and developed by the discovery by scientists of the Institute domestic unique scintillator crystals (PWO), which allowed high-energy particles and to register, in fact, the Higgs boson. During the 17 years from discovery to implementation of the project, hundreds of Ukrainian scientists involved in the development. Today, nuclear engineers in the team, which recently opened thanks Hadron Collider Higgs boson, 46 Russian scientists are working, "- said Seminozhenko.

According to him, the award of the Nobel Prize for this invention — a recognition of achievement and domestic science. As reported, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Professors Peter Higgs and Francois Engler for the discovery of the Higgs boson. It was announced on October 8 at the Nobel committee in Stockholm.

Higgs in 1964 in the article predicted the appearance of the particles, later called his name. Scientists around the world half a century trying to prove the existence of the Higgs boson, and only 4 July 2012 at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) with the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider revealed boson, similar to that particle. And in March of this year, after the analysis of the CERN Large Hadron Collider data have come to the conclusion that they had discovered in the past year, the particle is indeed the Higgs boson. Ukraine became an associate member of CERN, Oct. 3, 2013.

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