The Nobel Prize in Physics 2008 was annnounced today. 

And the winners are:

(DRUMROLLS!!!!!!)

  1. Yoichiru Nambu, for his discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics.
  2. Makotos Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa, for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature. 
Don’t understand quite yet the importance of their discoveries, but I’ll read up on it and write about it later on. But in the meantime:
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE THE FREAKIN’ NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS 2008! YOU GUYS ROCK! 
🙂
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