Dimitri Nanopoulos Cited in Peter Higgs Nobel Lecture
Dimitri Nanopoulos, a Distinguished HARC Fellow, was mentioned in Peter Higgs Nobel Lecture on December 8, 2013, at Aula Magna, Stockhold University.
Nanopoulos is one of the most regularly cited researchers in the world, cited more than 35,800 times over across a number of separate branches of science. He has made several contributions to particle physics and cosmology. He works in string unified theories, fundamentals of quantum theory, astroparticle physics and quantum-inspired models of brain function. He has written over 540 original papers, all published in peer-reviewed journals, with high impact factor, including 13 books.
Higgs is best known for his 1960s proposal of broken symmetry in electroweak theory, explaining the origin of mass of elementary particles in general and of the W and Z bosons in particular. On October 8, 2013, it was announced that Peter Higgs and François Englert would share the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider" [Nobel Prize announcement].