Brussels, 20 December 12
Not only did Robert Brout bring essential contributions to fundamental physics (including the Brout-Englert-Higgs boson and mechanism, which opened the way to the unification of fundamental interactions, and the idea of cosmological inflation) but he also initiated advanced postgraduate courses shared between the physics departments of Belgian universities, already a precursor of the current Inter-Univertisity Attraction pole "Fundamental Interactions"
In his honour, the Inter-University Robert Brout Prizes is attributed to an outstanding master thesis in the domain of Fundamental interactions. It was attributed to a master thesis Search for the Brout-Engler-Higgs scalar in the channel H->ZZ->2l2v using 2011 CMS data dedictated to the search for the Brout-Englert-Higgs boson, written by Cécile Caillol (IIHE-ULB).
The prize was presented by François Englert in presence of members of the IAP board: Profs. Barbara Clerbaux, Fabio Maltoni, Alexander Sevrin, Giacomo Brunio, Dirk Ryckbosch, Jean-Marie Frère (IAP coordinator)
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