For the past 50 days, you may have been following along as we posted, one day at a time, a different Fermilab claim to fame. Do you know of other significant contributions Fermilab has made to science?

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass. U.S. scientists played a significant role in advancing the theory and in discovering the particle that proves the existence of the Higgs field, the Higgs boson.