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Nobel prize for physics — the role of the grid

Image courtesy Maximilien Brice/CERN.

Yesterday, the Nobel prize for physics was awarded to François Englert and Peter Higgs for the theory of how particles acquire mass. This theory was confirmed through the discovery of the Higgs boson particle at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland.

When the discovery of the particle was first announced on 4 July, 2012, CERN's director general, Rolf Heuer, said: "It's been a global effort, a global success. It has only been possible because of the extraordinary achievements of the experiments, infrastructure, and the grid computing."

Find out more about the role played by grid computing in the links below:

  1. The Higgs, the history, and the grid
  2. The next generation of scientific computing
  3. On the Higgs boson's track: grid computing and EMI empower a step forward in fundamental knowledge
  4. How grid computing helped CERN hunt the Higgs
  5. Hear a Higgs through its data
  6. CERN and the grid: how to handle big data
  7. Golden opportunities for e-infrastructures at the EGI Community Forum
  8. Big data, big grid
  9. CERN data center passes 100 petabytes
  10. The world is our calculator
  11. CERN inaugurates data center extension in Budapest
  12. Interview with Steven Newhouse
  13. Animation shows Large Hadron Collider data processing
  14. Hunting for giants
  15. Virtual atom smasher in LHC@Home
  16. Discover big data at CERN

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