Clearly, then, discovering the Higgs boson would be a big deal. Even though its existence is not guaranteed, it would have many ramifications within and beyond particle physics. The discovery would be prizeworthy indeed, but who should get the credit? In 1997, the European Physical Society honoured Englert, Brout and Higgs — respectively, the authors of the first 1964 paper (the only one of the three to consider the non-Abelian case used in the standard model) and the proponent of the unseen boson. On the other hand, in 2010 the American Physical Society honoured Englert, Brout and Higgs together with Guralnik, Hagen and Kibble — the authors of the final paper in the 1964 revolution — with its Sakurai Prize (already won by Nambu in 1994).
As for the big one, it is well known that the rules of the Nobel Prize restrict the awarding committee to honouring at most three individuals. With the prospective theoretical nominees already numbering more than that — not to mention the thousands of experimentalists engaged in the search for the Higgs boson — the Nobel Prize committee could soon be facing a difficult decision. It's one that we would rather not call.
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