LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A visiting professor to Southern California has won the Nobel Prize for his role in discovering the so-called “God Particle”.
Francois Englert was awarded the prize Tuesday in physics along with Peter Higgs.READ MORE: Laguna Hills Student Spouts Racial Slurs At Black Player
Englert is currently working at Chapman University’s Institute for Quantum Studies.READ MORE: Authorities Searching For Missing Teen Girl Allegedly Taken By Her Mother
The two scientists were cited for their theoretical discoveries on how sub-atomic particles get mass.
The pair first spoke publicly about the tiny particle in the 1960s, but their theory wasn’t confirmed until last year.MORE NEWS: Woman Details Encounter With Man Accused Of Killing Brianna Kupfer
The “God Particle” is considered key to explaining the origins of the universe.