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29/05/1929 British physicist Peter Higgs is born

He is known for his prediction of a special field, called the Higgs field, and a particle which carries it, the Higgs boson. The question of its existence became the last unverified part of the Standard Model of particle physics. It was resolved by the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012. The presence of the field explains why some fundamental particles have mass.